There appears to be no demand problem in China, as Tesla’s domestic sales increased more than 30% in June compared to the previous month.
According to data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) released Thursday, Tesla sold a total of 28,138 vehicles in the 30-day period. They were also able to export 5,017 vehicles to other regions, for a monthly total of 33,155 vehicles.
Broken down by model, the Model 3 accounted for 21,532 of those cars, with the Model Y making up the remaining 11,623 vehicles.
The domestic sales numbers are a big jump over May, where Tesla sold 21,936 vehicles. The lower figure was offset by a large export volume of more than 11,000 vehicles, for a nearly identical monthly total of 33,463 vehicles.
In the following months, these numbers should begin to increase substantially as Giga Shanghai continues to ramp production of the Model Y. Not only that, the Standard Range (SR) Model Y was just added to the lineup in China. Its low price point under ¥300,000 means it is eligible for local incentives unlike the other variants of the electric SUV.
Tesla MIC Jun wholesale
Model 3: 21,532
Model Y: 11,623
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