Tesla’s dominant position of the Australian electric car market continues to rise, as it claims 80% of new EV sales to date in 2020 bringing the Australian EV market total to around 17,600 vehicles.
An estimated 1,000 Model 3s have been shipped to Australia in the first two months of 2020, as well as around 20 Model S premium electric sedans and 30 Model X electric SUVs.
The figures, provided by Tesla ship tracking sources which show a total 1,167 Tesla vehicles have been or are being shipped by the Californian carmaker to Australia so far in 2020, indicate that demand for the Model 3 remains strong even after the initial surge of reservation holder deliveries were fulfilled.
While Vfacts compiles figures from the entire auto industry on the behalf of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) of which Tesla is a member, Tesla does not report local sales figures, and only records an order as a sale once the vehicle has been delivered.
Combined with sales figures as issued by Vfacts this month, the impact of the Model 3 on the Australian car market continues to stun.
Overall, an estimated 1,300 new electric vehicles have been sold in Australia in year-to-date figures up until February. After the Tesla Model 3, the most popular models were the Hyundai Kona Electric and all-electric Hyundai Ioniq.
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