Published on February 6th, 2014 | by James Ayre7
Tesla Has Conquered All 50 States — Now A Registered Model S In Every State
Tesla Motors continues to make impressive headway into the American market, and just recently achieved another notable milestone — there is now a registered Model S in every single one of the US’s 50 states.
The last state to see a Model S registered was (somewhat humorously) the great state of Mississippi. Not much of a surprise there. And the second-to-last was West Virginia. Again, more or less what you’d expect — it’s actually somewhat interesting to imagine someone in West Virginia driving a Model S come to think of it…
AutoblogGreen provides more:
Mississippi was the final hold-out until one intrepid Jackson resident made the Model S plunge. The state’s non-Tesla stature wasn’t a surprise, given that Mississippi has the lowest percentage of plug-in vehicles in the country (on the flip side, Washington, Hawaii and California are there [sic] three most plug-in prevalent states by percentage of registrations). Another fun cocktail party fact: more than 20 percent of Mississippi’s registered vehicles are trucks.
Tesla took about a year and a half to finally register a vehicle [sic] all 50 states. Comparatively, the Nissan Leaf took almost two years to be registered in all states, while the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in took just 11 months. Tesla sold about 22,300 Model S vehicles last year, and the approximately 6,900 units sold during the fourth quarter made it the country’s best-selling plug in [sic] during that time.
Something to note, of course, is that while the lucky owner does have access to the nearly universally lauded EV, they don’t have access to the fast-charging infrastructure that’s becoming prevalent throughout more EV-friendly regions of the nation. Hopefully that will change sometime in the near-future…