Tesla Has Sold More Than 75,000 Model S And X Electric Vehicles In The U.S.

JUN 13 2016 BY MARK KANE 27

Tesla Model S/X sales (IEVs estimation) – May 2016

Tesla Model S/X sales (IEVs estimation) – May 2016

Tesla Model X and Model S side by side

Tesla Model X and Model S side by side

Tesla Motors has reached the milestone of having sold 75,000 Model S and X electric vehicles in the U.S. through the end of May, according to IEVs estimations*.

While the Model X is still in the early stages of its ramp-up with a total of over 5,000 deliveries so far, the Model S has already exceed 70,500.

Only the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan LEAF have logged more sales to date than the Model S (96,621 and 94,288 respectively).  The sales lead is even smaller when we subtract out those Volt/LEAF sales made in the months before June of 2012, when the Model S was not available.  Over the same apples-to-apples time period, we find 81,567 sales for the Volt, and 81,982 for the LEAF.

Tesla’s overall/all-time market share today stands roughly at one out of every six plug-in electric cars on the road, and at about one out of three BEVs.

For 2016, the Model S is the best selling plug-in car (~8,390) in the U.S., while Tesla Motors is the most popular plug-in brand (13,240) overall.  Full month-by-month, all-time sales can be found on our monthly plug-in scorecard.

*- annual data before January of 2016 confirmed by the company.

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27 Comments on "Tesla Has Sold More Than 75,000 Model S And X Electric Vehicles In The U.S."

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Are you counting the Tesla Roadster in your numbers?

Looks like No

Tesla sold roughly about 2500 roadsters.

Wikipedia estimates 2450 Roadsters sold worldwide. But this article is about U.S. sales only, and the InsideEVs Monthly Plug-In Sales Scorecard estimates 1900 U.S./Canadian sales.

So: 75,000 + 1900 = 76,900 (estimated)

Go Tesla!

So… by the end of the calendar year the US sales number can easily hit 100,000. Goodbye Federal incentives?

In a few years.

Pretty sure they have to hit almost a quarter million in one calendar year and then the incentives taper until they are gone in the following quarter. Still going to be awhile.

The current limit is 200k before it gets phased out over 4 quarters.

That could change when the first automaker gets to 150k and applies to the government to raise said limit.

Incentives / tax breaks and ZEV credits amount to less than 2% of Tesla’s gross profit – so nothing much to talk about.

Unless you are a Republican who doesn’t let facts to stand in the way of truth…

1) Don’t bring politics into this

2) The question was about the Tax credit that buyers get

Congrats to Tesla Motor Company on their production milestone. 🙂

May there be many more; despite all the Trolls, Shorts, Legacy Automakers, Corrupt Politicians, and Fossil Fuel Barons plotting their demise.

Bravo! Well said, sir.

Model S is going to almost catch LEAF by the end of the year. And Tesla will pass Nissan (including X and Roadster).

Nissan really needs to get the LEAF 2.0 out the door ASAP.

Yes they do….And Don’t sell too many too fast – I still want my rebate on my Model 3!!!

A great milestone!

And rather amusing to compare to the *cough* milestone *cough* of 250 Toyota Mirai fuel cell cars sold in the U.S., as stated in another current article here on InsideEVs.

Comparing the sublime to the ridiculous! 😀

Go Tesla!

The fact that the Tesla can charge from a CHAdeMO charger it most likely is pumping up holding up the CHAdeMO charger network.

Don’t forget your adapter, though! Local clubs are buying them and sharing them. A lot of the “store credit” referral dollars went to those adapters, from what I heard.

Could Tesla start a new company for the model3 and start a new counter for the federal tax credit. The current system gives an advantage to newcomers who are riding the coattails of EV pioneers like tesla and Nissan

The proper response to a poorly thought out set of government regulations isn’t to find a sneaky and unethical (if not illegal) way around the regulations. The proper response is to campaign for the government to change the rules to something that will work better.

In this case, the rebate should be changed to a single pool of money from which all auto makers can draw until the entire pool is exhausted. That way, early movers get a bigger slice of the pie… as they should.


I don’t think you can game the system and have the Fed’s not notice, with such a cheap trick…


1) No, they can’t. Another brand spinoff under the same parent company would be considered to be under the parent company’s numbers. The same way all VW and Audi products count under the entire VAG corporation.

2) I can’t think of anything that would bring an end to the entire EV tax incentive program faster, than such a blatant evasion of the sunset provision of the incentive. The political reaction would be swift and immediate, with one party in power in the Congress (who has already stated their desire to end all manufacturing tax incentives for all green products) using the opportunity to kill all consumer tax incentives for all green products across the board. That includes solar, wind, and EV’s.

In short, it would be an epic disaster.

Thank you for explaining so thoroughly and eloquently what I was thinking.

Let’s say the Tesla model 3 is released in 2017 October, where will the model s + model x count be at then if continuing at the same pace?

They said 80K S&X this year and US counts for half.
If they keep that pace, next year at this time of the year, they should be at 115K to 120K come July 2017.
But then again, if the election …. nevermind, i dont want to talk bout that…….

If China’s economy tanks, expect delays…

I got mine.