The Tesla Model 3 logged its first sales back in July 2017, but production was very low up until the end of 2017.
Now it's 2018 and it's a whole new ballgame for the Model 3.
In the first 5 months of 2018, Model 3 sales progressively shot upwards, starting with 1,875 sold in January and closing out May with an impressive 6,250 sold. The results for June will be posted on July 3rd here.
Tallied up for the year, Model 3 sales through the end of May total 18,305 units, which isn't a whole heck of a lot compared to say sales of the Ford F-150 (#1 on the list at 371,934 sold YTD through the end of May), but it is enough to put the Model 3 in the lead among plug-in electric cars by a margin of more than 6,000 units.
More surprisingly though, the Model 3 is now the only plug-in electric car on the Top 100 sales list for the first 5 months of 2018.
Yes, it checks in with the last slot on the list, but we all know Model 3 sales are trending upwards quickly, while most of the vehicles slightly ahead of it on this Top 100 list are actually on the decline.
Surely in a few more months the Model 3 will be further up the list and it should remain in the Top 100 for the foreseeable future, since some hundreds of thousands of orders still have to be fulfilled.
Interestingly, there are several German vehicles just above the Model 3 for sales. Those will surely fall victim to Tesla's rising sales in the coming months.
For a look at the entire Top 100 sales list, follow the source link below.
Hat tip to Jiří!