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Tesla’s Position Among US Auto Brands (Charts)

January 18th, 2021 | by Zachary Shahan

On Saturday, I published a new CleanTechnica report showing that US auto sales were down 15% in 2020, whereas Tesla's US sales were estimated to be up 9%. Only two companies other than Tesla had their US sales increase in 2020 — Volvo and Alfa Romeo, each by 2%. However


US Auto Sales Down 2,484,375 (15%) In 2020, Tesla Up 9%

January 16th, 2021 | by Zachary Shahan

The US auto market took a whipping in 2020. No one knows why. (Oh ... yeah ... never mind.) Overall, US auto sales were down by 2,592,185, or 15%, last year. Only three automakers saw their year-over-year sales increase from 2019 to


US Tesla Sales Up 22% In 3rd Quarter, US Auto Sales Down 9%

October 12th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

As everyone knows, the automobile industry has been slammed in 2020, including in the United States. Below is a look at third quarter auto sales across the country as well as auto sales in the first three quarters of the year


US Auto Sales Down By 1.5 Million In 2nd Quarter, Amplifying Long Trends

August 10th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

US auto sales, as we all know by now, took a massive hit in the second quarter of 2020. After collecting the sales data of 31 auto brands (almost all of them), I decided to dig in a little deeper — and further back in time — to try to get a better sense of trends and which companies are facing particularly challenging mid- to long-term circumstances


Tesla Model 3 Is Best Selling Luxury Car In USA — By Far (Q1 2020)

May 8th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Model 3 accounted for approximately 21% of new small & midsize luxury car sales in the USA in the first quarter of 2020*. For some perspective, the BMW 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, and 5 Series together combined for approximately 15% of the segment's share


Fossil Automakers Abandon US Monthly Sales Reporting

February 17th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Now, 2020 has rolled around and a bunch more automakers have decided to ditch monthly sales reporting. Nissan (& Infiniti), Jaguar Land Rover, and Volkswagen (including Audi, Porsche, etc.) announced the change with press releases. Others didn't seem to announce it but just stopped publishing the monthly numbers (Mercedes, BMW, and Toyota)


Non-Tesla US Auto Sales Down 177,839 In 2019

January 7th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The US auto industry took a bit of a whack in 2019. Excluding Tesla, auto sales were down by 177,839 units in 2019 compared to 2018. That said, only 13 auto brands saw their sales drop, while 18 saw their sales rise


Tesla Model 3 = 21% of Small + Midsize Premium Car Sales in USA — CleanTechnica Report

December 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Model 3 continues to dominate the US premium-class car market. In fact, it has dominated this market to such an extent that it has more sales in 2019 than all of BMW's small & midsize models combined, all of Mercedes-Benz's small & midsized models combined, all of Audi's small & midsized models combined, all of Lexus's small & midsized models combined, etc


Tesla Model 3 Rewrites The Rules Of What A Sport Sedan Can Be, Motor Trend Reflects

May 25th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

I was so glad to see this Motor Trend comparison of the top 3 sport sedans you can buy for around $50,000, and to see that it included the Tesla Model 3, I'm tired of reading reviews comparing the Model 3 to other electric cars. Everyone knows where it stands compared to other electric cars (it beats them for the most part, unless you have special requirements, like you need an SUV), but as well as Tesla has sold car over the last year, there are still places where people have no idea about Tesla or any electric car


Tesla Model 3 = #1 Top Selling Luxury Car in USA in October

November 14th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

This may have been the longest I've ever taken to create a monthly US sales report, and it may have also been the most difficult. We had a strong sense of how Tesla Model 3 production and deliveries were ramping up through the 3rd quarter, but due to the intense push to get Model 3s out the door and into customers' hands by the end of the quarter, it has been hard to estimate output in subsequent weeks — much of October


Yep, Tesla Is Gobbling USA Luxury Car Market — 8 Charts & Graphs

October 3rd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla increased its deliveries by more than 100% in the third quarter compared to the second quarter, its previous best quarter in history. In 6 years, its Q3 sales jumped from 321 to 83,500. Its sales come at the expense of cars all over the map. However, the classes it is most directly competing in are the relevant luxury classes


7 Charts — Tesla Model 3 vs The Competition (US Sales)

August 6th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

As Tesla Model 3 production and sales have grown, I've felt more and more inspired to compare the car's scorecard against that of other models. I intended to update my "Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales" charts and report this weekend, but then got a bit carried away. As a result, below are 7 sales charts regarding the Tesla Model 3 and some of its wide ranging "competition," which includes not only small and midsize luxury cars but also some of the most popular, mass-market cars in the United States



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