Take another bow, Tesla Model 3. For the second year running, the Model 3 luxury all-electric four-door sedan is once again the best-selling electric vehicle (EV) in the U.S. — and again by a huge margin
Tesla sold some 67,650 Model 3s in the U.S. from January to June, which is more than seven times the sales posted by the next best-selling EV, the Tesla’s Model X SUV, said EV website InsideEVs.
In this latest ranking, Tesla took three of the top five spots among battery EVs sold during ther first-half of the year. The other top selling EVs were the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Nissan Leaf.
The top five: Tesla Model 3: 67,650 units; Tesla Model X: 9,000; Chevrolet Bolt EV: 8,281; Tesla Model S: 7,225 and Nissan Leaf: 6,008.
This news follows Tesla on Tuesday reporting new production and delivery records during the second quarter, including record deliveries of 95,200 Model S, 3 and X EVs.
Tesla Inc. reported new production and delivery records during the second quarter — including record deliveries of 95,200 Model S, 3 and X — temporarily silencing Wall Street bears proclaiming its days as an independent company are numbered. Tesla’s shares, which started Tuesday at $228.89, fell 1.2 percent to close at $224.55.
Tesla’s Model 3 sedan was the best-selling electric vehicle in the US during the first half of 2019, according to estimates from the electric-vehicle website InsideEVs. The website estimates that Tesla sold 67,650 Model 3s in the US through June, over seven times the sales generated by the next best-selling electric vehicle, Tesla’s Model X SUV.
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