Following Tesla’s record quarter , the market is trying to understand Tesla’s achievement with different comparisons. One of the most important ones might be that Tesla outsold Mercedes-Benz in the US last quarter, according to a report. Tesla doesn’t break down sales per market, but we know that the vast majority of its Model 3 sales are going to the US for now and we can get a pretty close estimate. Atherton Research estimates that Tesla sold 69,925 Model 3, S and X vehicles in the US last quarter out of the 83,000 vehicles it delivered worldwide. In comparison, Mercedes-Benz sold 66,542 passenger vehicles, excluding commercial vans (Freightliner, Metris, and Sprinter), in the US during the same period. It means that Tesla might have comfortably outsold the German automaker, which has for a long time been seen as the leader in the premium segments. That said, it was surpassed in the last quarter by BMW, which sold 71,679 vehicles in the US last quarter. Atherton Research believes that Tesla is on pace to outsell both Mercedes-Benz and BMW in passenger vehicles in the US during the fourth quarter of 2018. Electrek’s Take If you are trying to understand Tesla’s […]


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