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Published on February 6th, 2014 | by James Ayre

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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…

Tesla Model S

Image Credit: Tesla


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…

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.



  • Larry

    Mississippi–Dead last in everything

    • Wayne Williamson

      Florida, not that far behind…..

      • Wayne Williamson

        I guess I should have said not that far ahead;-) Any how, y’all know what I mean…

      • Bob_Wallace

        Saw a bright red Tesla S on the highway in Florida yesterday.

        Damn, are those things beautiful….

        • Wayne Williamson

          I’m in the Tampa Bay area, where did you see it….

          • Bob_Wallace

            Jacksonville. Heading out toward Amelia Island.

            First reaction was “What a beautiful car”. Then as it passed I saw the emblem.

    • A Real Libertarian

      Here’s To The State Of Mississippi:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvcNZ-KOEcg

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