Tesla China kicks off 2022 with nearly 60,000 sales in January, almost sets export record

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After producing and selling nearly half a million cars last year, the team at Tesla China has started off 2022 on the right foot.

According to data released by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) today, the automaker sold a total of 59,845 cars in January.

While that is not a record amount, it is a very strong number for the first month of a quarter.

What was very close to a record though was the number of cars Tesla exported out of China.

The CPCA says the automaker send 40,499 cars to other markets in January, just 167 units shy of the record 40,666 units set in October 2020.

A high number of exports is always expected in the first month of a quarter due to Giga Shanghai’s production cycles.

Breaking it down by model, the Model Y continues to outsell the Model 3.

The electric SUV registered 33.3K sales, while the electric sedan accounted for 26.5K sales.

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