Musk’s bold claim has already come true, at least in the automaker’s home state of California in the first quarter of 2021.
According to data from Cross-Sell, a research firm that publishes registration and title information, there were 8,060 Model 3 registrations in California in the first three months of the year.
The Model Y racked up 12,227 registrations, handily beating out the electric sedan by nearly 52%.
Tesla manufactured no Model S and Model X vehicles in the first quarter due to the production line shutdown for the refresh, but did report 2,020 deliveries in the quarter.
These figures from California helped Tesla set a worldwide delivery record of nearly 185,000 vehicles in the first quarter of 2021. Tesla will announce their first quarter financials on April 26 next week.