Tesla Model 3 Outsold BMW 3-Series, Mercedes C-Class In California
Tesla became the quickest growing car brand in California in the first quarter (+58% year-over-year) as the Model 3 outsold all of its direct competitors.
According to the California New Car Dealers Association, new car sales decreased in California to 487,741 (by 3.8%) for the fourth consecutive quarter.
However, despite general sales (and even hybrid sales) shrinking, plug-in electric car sales are growing stronger. During the first three months of 2018, sales of electrified cars amounted to:
- Hybrids: 19,416 (4.0% market share)
- Plug-in hybrids: 13,534 (2.8% market share)
- All-electric: 13,657 (2.8% market share)
- Plug-ins total: 27,191 (5.6% market share)
Tesla delivered some 7,530 cars, which is 58.6% more than one year ago (4,749). Tesla’s full year sales for 2016 and 2017 amounted to 17,615 and 19,598, respectively. Clearly then the year 2018 will be Tesla’s best ever.
- Tesla Model 3 – 3,723
- Mercedes C-Class – 3,323
- BMW 3-Series – 3,260