Tesla Model 3 hits Europe's No3 best selling car spot in December

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    Tesla Model 3 hits Europe's No3 best selling car spot in December



    As usual, the Volkswagen Golf and Renault Clio were the best-selling models in Europe in December. But there was a big surprise at No. 3: The Tesla Model 3, which has quickly become the best-selling electric car in Europe in its first year on the market.

    Tesla sold 22,041 Model 3s in Europe in December, according to JATO Dynamics market researchers. Just 7,912 Model 3s were sold in November. The model went on sale in Europe in 2019, with vehicles exported from the U.S.

    Tesla has announced plans to build a factory to serve Europe near Berlin.
    Electric vehicles took an 11 percent market share in the month, the highest ever in Europe, JATO said in a report on Tuesday.



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    Nice to see an American made assembled car sitting at the top Europe's sales charts at No3 spot, that has got be a first.

    RWD Tesla sales up +368% in December, bucking the market sales trend.
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    Re: Tesla Model 3 hits Europe's No3 best selling car spot in December

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    Tesla sold 22,041 Model 3s in Europe in December, according to JATO Dynamics market researchers. Just 7,912 Model 3s were sold in November. The model went on sale in Europe in 2019, with vehicles exported from the U.S.
    Wow, wouldn't Cadillac like to see these numbers there. I don't think they've sold that many vehicles in Europe in the 21st century!

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    Re: Tesla Model 3 hits Europe's No3 best selling car spot in December

    Quote Originally Posted by GMOwner View Post
    Wow, wouldn't Cadillac like to see these numbers there. I don't think they've sold that many vehicles in Europe in the 21st century!

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    Re: Tesla Model 3 hits Europe's No3 best selling car spot in December

    Quote Originally Posted by GMOwner View Post
    Wow, wouldn't Cadillac like to see these numbers there. I don't think they've sold that many vehicles in Europe in the 21st century!
    Not even adding all 20 years together! Cadiilac's highest annual sales in Europe this Millenium was 2007 at 3,007 vehicles but dropped to a low of 382 in 2014, - Tesla sold over 110,000 last year.

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    Re: Tesla Model 3 hits Europe's No3 best selling car spot in December

    Wow! Impressive!

    The Europeans make good cars and it is a hard market to penetrate without doing something unique. Tesla was able to do that with a fresh brand and being the first to go all out with electrics. I have doubts that any legacy brand - GM, Ford, Toyota, etc. could do what Tesla has done.

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    Re: Tesla Model 3 hits Europe's No3 best selling car spot in December

    Tesla just reported record quarterly profit/revenue. Their 2020 volume target is 500k+ sales.

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    Re: Tesla Model 3 hits Europe's No3 best selling car spot in December

    Quote Originally Posted by Member17739 View Post
    Tesla just reported record quarterly profit/revenue. Their 2020 volume target is 500k+ sales.
    It's friggin huge news actually. Turning a profit a year before they thought they would, the Y coming online almost a full 9 months before they thought and with China ramping up it's going to be an impressive year.

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    Re: Tesla Model 3 hits Europe's No3 best selling car spot in December

    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    It's friggin huge news actually. Turning a profit a year before they thought they would, the Y coming online almost a full 9 months before they thought and with China ramping up it's going to be an impressive year.
    Wall street loving it. Tesla up about $70 today.

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    Re: Tesla Model 3 hits Europe's No3 best selling car spot in December

    It's actually really cool to see the Ford Kuga at #4, managed to replace the Focus.

    The Model 3 and Y are going to be huge sellers, but the pace was heightened in December so I'm not sure how high those numbers will stay up there.

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    Re: Tesla Model 3 hits Europe's No3 best selling car spot in December

    Tesla Y coming in March, good job Tesla, 2020 is going to be verrrrry interesting for EVs with lots of new models!

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    Re: Tesla Model 3 hits Europe's No3 best selling car spot in December

    Quote Originally Posted by BORG View Post
    It's actually really cool to see the Ford Kuga at #4, managed to replace the Focus.

    The Model 3 and Y are going to be huge sellers, but the pace was heightened in December so I'm not sure how high those numbers will stay up there.
    I'm also reading about plans for a smaller than the 3 car. It's something Tesla very much needs in Europe and China, actually anywhere outside the US.
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    Re: Tesla Model 3 hits Europe's No3 best selling car spot in December

    Quote Originally Posted by Member17739 View Post
    Wall street loving it. Tesla up about $70 today.
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    His ultimate revenge, though, came this morning as his fortune swelled by $US2.3 billion ($3.4 billion) in the span of just 60 minutes after shares of Tesla soared on stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and ramped up production of its Model Y crossover SUV.

    The electric-vehicle maker's stock, which closed at $US580.99, surged 12 per cent to $US649 in extended trading hours on Wall Street, boosting the eccentric chief executive officer's net worth to about $US36 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

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    Re: Tesla Model 3 hits Europe's No3 best selling car spot in December

    I'm personally thrilled by the success of an American carmaker on the global stage, it certainly hasn't happened in my lifetime. I don't get the eagerness for it to fail when they've made such a consequential and exciting changing to the automotive market.
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    By not having an ICE production base Tesla is already years in front of where European carmakers want to be.
    It looks like Tesla has survived the tight economic spot that prevents minor players from going on to greater heights.
    Hopefully the cash pouring in from strong global sales now puts Tesla in financial security and sends a huge message
    to short sell speculators - you've lost, admit it and move onto another carcass.
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    Re: Tesla Model 3 hits Europe's No3 best selling car spot in December

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    By not having an ICE production base Tesla is already years in front of where European carmakers want to be.
    It looks like Tesla has survived the tight economic spot that prevents minor players from going on to greater heights.
    Hopefully the cash pouring in from strong global sales now puts Tesla in financial security and sends a huge message
    to short sell speculators - you've lost, admit it and move onto another carcass.
    Tesla seems to be home free, however, the rest of the automotive world is going to come out swinging and they still have waaay more resources than Tesla.

    Tesla could get hurt by its customer service once the glitter wears off.

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