Even though it was a short month, Tesla in China was able to increase sales in February.
According to figures just released by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), Tesla sold 18,318 units in February. That represents an increase of 18.3% compared to January where Tesla sold 15,484 units.
When it comes to production figures for the month, Tesla was able to roll 23,632 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles off the production lines at Giga Shanghai.
The numbers are a positive sign for Tesla when taking into account February only had 28 days this year. The Chinese New Year holiday was also celebrated last month.
Tesla was also the only electric vehicle maker in China to see increasing sales from January to February.
2021 Jan & Feb EV sales data comparison in China. pic.twitter.com/j5SF9w899C
— T-Study (@Cinco971) March 9, 2021
Making a comparison to February 2020 where Tesla sold 3,900 units is complicated due to a number of factors. The first is that it was only the second month the factory was online and production was still ramping up.
Adding to that is the temporary shutdown of Giga Shanghai due to the COVID-19 outbreak last year.
Tesla China Feb sales at 18,318.
Production at 23,632.
— Moneyball (@DKurac) March 9, 2021