Tesla Numbers Rise in California Amid Pandemic

It is no secret that the hardships brought on by the current global pandemic have rocked most industry’s leaving companies to pick up the pieces. EV giant Tesla is no exception. However, new registration data shows Tesla sales beginning to recover in California.

Amid the pandemic, during Q2, Tesla’s sales were almost cut in half. Fast forward to current day where, based on title and registration data collected by Cross-Sell, we are learning the results for Q3 show Tesla sales recovering in California. Via Reuters: “The report released on Monday showed registrations in California, a bellwether for the electric-car maker and its largest US market, recovered from a second-quarter low of roughly 9,800 vehicles to around 16,200 vehicles in the three months ended September. But third-quarter numbers lagged some 13% behind last year’s due to a large drop in Model 3 registrations.

Based on the registration data, Tesla Model 3 sales remained in decline. However, 7,300 Model Y units were delivered in the state. 

Over the last six months and especially during the height of the pandemic, strict restrictions in California have caused huge setbacks for businesses throughout the state. Regardless, Tesla managed to achieved a new delivery record during the last quarter with 139,300 electric vehicles delivered.

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