Tesla Dominates Sales Charts In California: Model 3 Is #3 Overall

Tesla Model 3 was the third best-selling model in California in Q1 2019

General car sales in California continue to decrease (by 5.3% year-over-year in Q1 2019 to 463,835), but the electrification moves forward.

According to the California New Car Dealers Association’s report for the past quarter, based on IHS data, plug-in car sales in Q1 2019 amounted to 35,668 at a solid 7.7% market share:

For comparison, HEV sales stand at 19,937 (at a stable 4.3% market share), which shows that the major electrification trend relies mostly on all-electric cars.

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Plug-in electric car sales in California – March 2019

As we can see on the brands rank, Tesla noted huge 20,491 sales (up 172.1% year-over-year) at 4.4% market share, which is 78.7% of all BEVs, 57.4% of all plug-ins and more than all hybrid models combined!

Several BEVs were also top in its class:

The most important stat is probably the third place among all models for the Model 3:

Source: California New Car Dealers Association – Auto Outlook: 2019 Quarter 1

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