During your typical commute in many parts of Canada and the US, it is not uncommon to see dozens of Tesla’s pass you by.
The automaker has broken its own production and delivery records over the past two quarters, reaching nearly 140,000 units sold in Q3 2020.
Those numbers are impressive by themselves, but when you put them up against other automakers in the US who also sell electric vehicles (EVs), you see just how far the “competition” has to catch up.
In the latest November 2020 edition of Car & Driver magazine, the publication presents a graph comparing Tesla registrations against the likes of the once popular Nissan Leaf and Chevy Bolt. Also included in the graph are the supposed “Tesla killers” like the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-Tron.
From the graph its clear to see Tesla has no real competition when its comes to EVs in the US. In fact, the number of registrations for just the Model 3 are so high it couldn’t even fit across the two pages of the magazine.
Those numbers are only going to increase as Tesla is hoping to reach 500,000 vehicle deliveries in 2020. To reach that target, more than 180,000 vehicles will need to be delivered in Q4, which would easily beat the record from Q3.
While we don’t have similar numbers for Canada, the results would likely be similar based on figures from British Columbia. From March 2019 to March 2020, the number of Model 3’s registered in the province increased a staggering 618% to nearly 10,000 units in total.