"Tesla Outsells Porsche, Buick, Lincoln, Others in California"

"Tesla outsells Porsche and other luxury models in June with the Model S. Even on a year-to-date basis, Tesla outsells Porsche, Lincoln, Volvo, Jaguar, and Land Rover."

"Yes, it's shocking. California automaker Tesla Motors is outselling a number of very well established vehicle brands in its home state—with only one model: the all-electric Model S.

In June, Tesla outsold (on the basis of registrations) Buick, Lincoln, Porsche, Volvo, and Cadillac—and far outsold Jaguar and Land Rover combined. And the long-established, full-line luxury brand Infiniti only posted just 51 more registrations in the state than Tesla. LEARN MORE: Tesla Model S: So Safe, It Broke NHTSA's Testing Equipment

This wasn't just a monthly sales blip, either. Even on a year-to-date basis, through June, Tesla has sold more vehicles in California than Land Rover, Jaguar, Lincoln, Volvo, or Porsche."

Bengt Halvorson reports for the Christian Science Monitor August 27, 2013.


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Source: Christian Science Monitor, 08/28/2013