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Tesla reports worldwide Q2 deliveries of 11,507 Model S; up 52% y-o-y

Tesla Motors announced 11,507 Model S deliveries worldwide for Q2 2015. This was a new company record for the most cars delivered in a quarter and represents an approximate 52% increase over Q2 last year.

The company noted that there may be small changes to this delivery count (usually well under 1%), as Tesla only counts a delivery if it is transferred to the end customer and all paperwork is correct.

Tesla has stores in the US and Canada, Europe, China, Japan and Australia.


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This is more good news from Tesla. Globally Nissan sold 3417 Leafs in April and 3742 Leafs in May see http://ev-sales.blogspot.dk/2015_06_01_archive.html
Final number for the global sales of the Leaf for June is not in but they appear to be a disappointment meaning that Tesla with 11.500 delevered Model S for 2015, Q2 is now the world's best selling plug-in car.

With Model X starting deliveries in Q4, 2015 I think it is safe to say that by Q1, 2016 Tesla will also become the world's largest plug-in automaker.


Henrik, you meant that the Model S was the top selling plug-in during 2Q 2015.

As for the crown for the first half of 2015 the race is on between the Leaf and the Model S (unless the Mitsubishi Oultlander P-HEV surprises), CYTD by May the Leaf was ahead by 3,000 units, check here:


We will have to wait for the final figures for the other models to know which model took the crown for the first six months of 2015.


A hand to TESLA. At that rate, it will probably reach 50,000 units/year in 2015.

However, Nissan-Renault may reach close to 100,000 units for 2015.

An interesting race ahead.

GM, VW, BMW and Mercedes are also picking up speed and will be strong contenders soon.


By Q1 2016 I would be surprised if BYD is not the biggest producer of BEVs and PHEVs in the world, or close to it and rapidly closing the gap.


Agree with you on BYD & Friends.

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BYD's sales are predominantly limited to China. To grow they need to sell in all markets so I don't believe BYD will take the crown from Tesla. Tesla is building capacity to do 60k model s per year 60k model x per year and 380k model 3 per year by 2020. At Tesla's annual shareholder meeting Musk said they were almost done with a new paint shop that could paint 500k car per year. Apparently they find it less costly to do that now instead of expanding it gradually. The most difficult part id to make enough batteries for 500k Teslas but that Gigafactory is on track to start production of cells and packs in the summer of 2016 and reach full capacity in 2020 for 500k units for Tesla cars taking 35Gw and another 15Gw for the energy business.

Apart from Nissan perhaps I do not see any other automaker making the investments today that it takes to get any serious capacity for BEVs in the next 5 years. I hope BYD will do well but it will mostly be limited to China where BYD take advantage of generous incentives as an incumbent producer something Tesla cannot do until they start producing in China.


Supplying China (the world No. 1 vehicle market) with EVs is an excellent place to start.

Exporting made in Chinas BEVs and EV batteries could be the next step.

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