Tesla Model 3 Captures Single-Month Global Sales Record

SEP 6 2018 BY MARK KANE 14

The Tesla Model 3 just set a new monthly sales record for electric cars

And this time we aren’t talking about just here in the U.S. We’re going global with this one.

With an estimated 17,800 sales of Model 3 in U.S. (and maybe a few hundred more in Canada), Tesla set in August a new record for an electric car in a single month. Worldwide.

The previous record was held by the BAIC EC-series, which in November 2017 noted 15,719 deliveries (it was one of several results above 10,000 for the model). Because we don’t expect the BAIC EC-series to be above 10,000 in August and since there is no other BEV or PHEV even close to such volume, the record for the Model 3 is for certain.

As you can see on the graph below, the Tesla Model 3 continues to move up, and is not even in halfway yet to the ultimate target of 10,000 cars a week.

Tesla Model 3 sales in U.S. (estimated) – August 2018

For sure August will be a month to remember, not only for the impressive volume of sales for the Model 3, but for the overall volume in the U.S. too.

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14 Comments on "Tesla Model 3 Captures Single-Month Global Sales Record"

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Benz

Imagine if there would have been a Tesla factory (nearby the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada?) with a production capacity of 10,000 Tesla Model 3’s per week.

Counterpoint

Within the next year, they’re trying to make their Fremont factory do just that

Val

For ICE, this is the beginning of the end.

Another Euro point of view

Probably but it will likely be a long end.

Val

In 10 years only rebels and very poor people will buy ICE

Devin Serpa

Like a manual in the 90s.

ffbj

I still drive a manual.

WARREN

Yup, doomsday for all other automotive manufacturers too…..

John

Wonder how long until the naysayers show up here to tell us how inaccurate the number really is..

Chris O

That’s not the story in the media though. Wall to wall FUD, zero interest in Tesla’s achievements. Let’s hope the story of those achievements trickles through before the current shock and awe anti-Tesla FUD campaign completely erodes consumer confidence and with that Tesla’s future.

Well, at least insideEVs is doing its part in promoting the good news and the comment section is no longer as saturated with anti-Tesla FUD as it used to be?

We’re trying!

ffbj

..and apparently with some success. The voices crying in the wilderness are finally being listened too. Good on Ya!

ffbj

Musk gives a nod to insideevs in his tweet of sales: •Musk cited a reported by InsideEVs, a monthly scorecard which says it tracks “all the plug-in EV” sales and deliveries in the U.S.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/06/-tesla-shares-bounce-after-elon-musk-retweets-favorable-sales-report.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo

Bob

Doesn’t this make the Model 3 the #1 selling car in the U.S. by dollar volume?