Tesla has sold a record number of electric carsJuly 3, 2019
The American automaker disclosed sales statistics for the second quarter of 2019
From April to July, Tesla delivered 95,200 electric cars to customers, setting a record. Prior to this, the most successful period for the brand was the fourth quarter of last year, when it was possible to realize a little more than 90 thousand cars.
Judging by the data published by the press service, 87,048 electric vehicles left the assembly line of the Tesla plant during the reporting period, 72,500 of which were Model 3 and the remaining 14,500 were Model S and Model X. Thus, in the third quarter, the company sold including cars produced in the first quarter of this year.
The first three months of 2019, Tesla experienced difficulties. In particular, the financial results were lower than expected: sales fell by a third, and revenue declined from 7.2 to 4.5 billion dollars. Then the company stated that the problems are temporary and are related to the start of Tesla Model 3 shipments to foreign markets.
The automaker associates the improvement in performance in the second quarter of the year with a successful optimization of global logistics operations. Tesla has all the opportunities to maintain sales growth in the third quarter, since in the past months we managed to collect a large number of orders for electric cars.
In early July, it became known that Tesla topped the rating of the best-selling cars in Norway: over the past month, 3,760 electric vehicles were sold in the country. Thus, Tesla secured a market share of 24.5 percent. For comparison, Volkswagen is the second most popular brand in Norway with a result of 1,825 sold cars and a share of 11.9 percent.
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