Tesla is on track to set a new vehicle delivery record this year, and one market that will help contribute to that growth is Australia, according to Tesla Chair Robyn Denholm.
While speaking at the Australian Clean Energy Summit in Sydney on Monday, Denholm said there are currently 26,500 Australian Tesla cars on the country’s roads. That number has been accumulated over the 8 years since the first Tesla vehicle, a Model S, was delivered late the country in late 2014.
With the growing popularity of Tesla among Australians, and the addition of the Model Y later this year, Denholm believes Tesla could sell as many cars in 2022 as they have over the last eight years.
“We now have more than 26,500 Teslas on Australian roads, and the momentum is there. I personally wouldn’t be surprised if we double that number by the end of the year,” she said. (via CNA)
Even with a doubling in the number of Teslas, EVs will still hold a small market share in the country. Currently EVs make about 2% of new car sales in Australia.
Australia is a big proponent of renewable energy and home to some of the world’s largest battery energy storage systems in the world. The country has also invested heavily in home energy storage solutions, installing solar and Powerwalls in thousands of homes in South Australia.
As a result, the number of Tesla vehicles is still less than the number of Tesla Powerwalls in the country, according to Denholm.