Dec 13, 2018 - 05:56 pm

Tesla production up and set on international expansion

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Tesla has now produced more than 142,200 Model 3, around 48,000 of them in the current quarter alone, at least according to Bloomberg’s tracker. Meanwhile, the first Superchargers with CCS connectors have appeared.

First to the sales of the Model 3, which are not actual numbers but an estimate based on official government sources such as VIN registrations, social media reports and direct communication with Tesla owners. According to this, a good 142,200 Model 3 electric vehicles have been produced since the beginning of 2017 when the model was launched.

From our side, this number may well be supported by latest data from CAM. The researchers analysed EV sales worldwide and found, that Tesla and particularly the Model 3 was responsible for half the sales volume in the USA.

Moreover, all signs are on market launch in Europe, planned for the coming February. Ahead of this, Tesla has begun preparing their cars for CCS charging reportedly. Now, first sightings of Superchargers with CCS compatibility have appeared on Twitter as well.

In international news, it is now clear how long the Japanese will have to wait before they can buy a Model 3. After the volume model was presented there in November, the first deliveries are expected to start in the second half of 2019, according to reports in Japanese media.

Last but not least, Autolist has published an updated analysis concluding that Tesla’s Model S and Model X are still retaining their value better than their fossil-fuelled competitors. The portal is convinced by the fact that the loss in value on the used car market is not as pronounced as in comparable, conventionally powered cars. The report is based on 35,442 listings of unique, used Model S sedans” that lost on average no more than 28% of their value after 50,000 miles.

bloomberg.com (Model 3 tracker), insideevs.com (Japan), autolist.com via electrek.co (2nd hand value)

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/12/13/tesla-production-up-and-set-on-international-expansion/
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