It’s hard to believe it, but indeed it’s true. In the month of August, the Tesla Model 3 alone outsold all passenger cars from BMW.
And we don’t have to add any asterisks(*) either.
Tesla Model 3 sales in August hit an estimated 17,800 units, an all-time high for any plug-in electric car ever. Surely that’s impressive, but what if we look at it in a slightly broader way.
Like, for example, how does that 17,800-unit figure stack up against say BMW passenger car sales. And no, we don’t mean just 3 Series sales, but rather all passenger car sales by BMW in the U.S. for the month of August.
Well, short answer is that BMW loses. Here’s a look at that sales figure:
- BMW passenger cars August 2018 – 14,450
And here’s the model-by-model breakdown:
We were tipped off by this Tweet:
— Alter Viggo (@AlterViggo) September 5, 2018
So, can we now safely say the Tesla Model 3 is a sales success? We firmly believe so.