Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica

Cars

Tesla Model Y — 2nd Best Selling SUV In California, & Model 3 The 5th Best Selling Car

The Tesla Model Y is now the 2nd best selling SUV or truck in California, based on registration data from the first half of 2021. The Model 3, meanwhile, is the 5th best selling car in the Golden State, and the 12th best selling light-duty vehicle.

Together, those two models as well as Tesla’s older, larger, more expensive Model S and Model X make Tesla the 6th best selling auto brand in the state. The Silicon Valley based automaker had 49,875 registrations in the first half of the year, up 50.8% from 33,083 in the first half of 2020.

In fact, Tesla rose from #15 in the California auto market to #6 in that time frame.

In the second quarter, Tesla registrations totaled 23,721, which was a 141.2% rise from its 9,833 registrations in the second quarter of 2020.

Overall, 11% of new auto registrations in California in the first half of 2021 were plugin vehicle registrations (full electric vehicles or plugin hybrids). That’s the highest of any state in the nation, comfortably about the 8.3% of Hawaii, 6.8% of Oregon, 6.6% of Washington, and certainly the weak 3% of my home state of Florida (12th in the nation).

Full electric vehicles have seen a steady, strong rise in this market, going from 2.7% in 2017 to 7.8% in the first half of 2021.

As you can see in the table and line graph above, plugin hybrids hardly budged over that time frame, rising from 2.2% in 2017 to 3.2% in 2021. Conventional hybrids, like full electrics, rose quite strongly in the past few years, going from 4.6% in 2017 to 10% in 2021. Though, if you look further back, hybrids declined for a few years before bouncing and achieving that rise. They were at 6% in 2015. Full electrics, on the other hand, have had a steady rise — from under 2% in 2015 to almost 8% today.

 
Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
 
 

Advertisement
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

Written By

Zach is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA], NIO [NIO], Xpeng [XPEV], Ford [F], ChargePoint [CHPT], Amazon [AMZN], Piedmont Lithium [PLL], Lithium Americas [LAC], Albemarle Corporation [ALB], Nouveau Monde Graphite [NMGRF], Talon Metals [TLOFF], Arclight Clean Transition Corp [ACTC], and Starbucks [SBUX]. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort.

Comments

You May Also Like

Cars

Controversy regarding Tesla and unionization started in 2018 when the UAW (the United Auto Workers union) claimed that Tesla fired a worker for trying...

Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla’s Autopilot feature is not perfect, but it has already saved countless lives. Yesterday, the life of a woman who passed out while driving...

Cars

After my first test drive of a Nissan Leaf in 2014, I became a believer. The car had me at hello! Total silence at...

Cars

For those of you who have just joined us, this is the middle of a saga about driving from Brisbane on the coast of...

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.