Tesla is aiming to double their sales in Germany this year. In 2021 the automaker sold just under 40,000 vehicles in Germany, but according to a local Tesla site manager who spoke to the publication Automobilwoche, they are targeting 80,000 sales in 2022.
“Our goal is to double sales each year, which translates into around 80,000 units in 2022,” the unnamed executive told Automobilwoche.
If Tesla is able to achieve that figure they will likely be able to overtake Toyota, which had 71,890 new registrations last year. The Japanese automaker is not on pace to see a significant increase in German sales in 2022.
Whether Tesla will be able to remains to be seen.
In August they were able to deliver 5,291 new electric vehicles to customers in Germany. This brings their 2022 sales total to 24,734 new registrations through August 31, according to data from the country’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA).
In comparison Tesla accumulated 18,067 new registrations in Germany during the same time period in 2021.
That gives Tesla four months to gather another 55,626 sales, or about 14,000 sales per month. That seems like a tall order, but could be accomplished with the significant number of exports we have seen coming out of Giga Shanghai.
The production ramp at Giga Berlin should also help, which should hopefully see the company producing as many as 5,000 Model Ys per month by the end of the year.