Tesla sells 74k automobiles in China in September amid new Mannequin 3 ramp

Tesla China offered 74,073 Giga Shanghai-made automobiles in September, down 10.9% from the 83,135 models that have been offered a yr earlier. Contemplating that Tesla China offered 84,159 automobiles in August, September’s outcomes additionally characterize an 11.98% month-over-month decline. 

The figures comprise automobiles that have been offered domestically and exported to overseas territories. They have been launched by the China Passenger Automobile Affiliation (CPCA) over the weekend.

Whereas Tesla China noticed a decline in gross sales this September, the electrical car maker nonetheless posted robust gross sales for the third quarter general. In Q3 2023, Tesla offered 222,517 China-made automobiles, up 18.16% year-over-year, as famous in a CNEV Publish report. The quantity additionally accounts for 51.15% of Tesla’s world deliveries. 

For context, Tesla delivered 435,059 automobiles globally in Q3 2023, up 26.53% from a yr earlier however down 6.67% from Q2. The corporate additionally produced 430,488 automobiles within the third quarter.

Tesla China has to date offered a notable variety of automobiles in 2023. As per trade watchers, Tesla China has offered 699,056 Giga Shanghai-made automobiles from the start of January to the top of September. That’s a 44.71% year-over-year enhance.

It ought to be famous that Tesla China’s home gross sales have been slowed down in September by the absence of the Mannequin 3 sedan. Whereas the Mannequin 3 has been outsold by the Mannequin Y crossover, it nonetheless contains a notable portion of Tesla’s general gross sales in China. Tesla launched began pre-sales for the brand new Mannequin 3 in China, which begins at 259,900 yuan ($35,600), although client deliveries of the car are but to start. 

As soon as home deliveries of the brand new Mannequin 3 are included, Tesla China’s month-to-month outcomes would doubtless see a notable enchancment. Deliveries of the brand new Mannequin 3 are anticipated to start this fourth quarter, each in China and in territories the place the car is obtainable. Tesla is anticipated to undertake an aggressive push this fourth quarter, particularly as the corporate is aiming to realize a worldwide supply milestone of 1.8 million vehicles this 2023. 

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Tesla sells 74k automobiles in China in September amid new Mannequin 3 ramp