We assume that the major driving force for the surge is volume deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 - both in California and the rest of the country.
Tag: California sales
The San Francisco Bay Area stands out in terms of plug-in electric car sales. In the first half of 2018, some 12.8% of new retail car sales were BEVs or PHEVs.
Because of the Tesla Model 3 sales tsunami, California experienced a high acceleration of plug-in electric car sales in the past few months.
In the past quarter, sales of plug-in cars in California amounted to 35,466, which represents 6.9% of total volume and growth of 58% year-over-year.
During the second quarter, number of Tesla registrations in California amounted some 14,099 electric cars, which is 229.1% more than year ago
Tesla reported 26,631 Model 3 deliveries (U.S. and Canada), while the number of new registrations in California was 12,674 for the period.
Tesla become the fastest growing car brand in California in the first quarter (+58% year-over-year) as Model 3 outsold its direct competitors.
The target of 1.5 million ZEVs (Zero-Emission Vehicles) on California’s roads by 2025 is going to be meed or even exceed according to NEXT 10's report
California always was the largest plug-in electric car market in U.S. and the most recent data shows roughly 4.5% market share, which matches hybrids