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Tesla is Australia’s 7th best-selling car brand in August!

Tesla is Australia's 7th best-selling car brand in August!

Tesla vehicles have recently flooded into Australia. As in Australia’s regional neighbor, New Zealand, electric vehicles (EVs) have broken records Down Under. As in New Zealand, electric vehicle sales were led by Tesla.

The Tesla Model 3 even became the 4th most popular vehicle in the overall market last month. That was obviously a top Tesla delivery month for the country and we can’t expect that every month, but that’s how it starts.

Tesla’s 3,397 registrations meant it had 3.6% of the total car market in August, while electric vehicles as a whole accounted for 4.4% of the car market, showing that Tesla has a similar dominance in the Australian EV market as it does in the US EV market. (Note, however, that BYD didn’t start shipping EVs there until early September.) The company’s 3,397 registrations in August made Tesla the 7th best-selling car brand in August. That result also placed Tesla in 19th place among all car brands for January-August 2022.

While the Model 3 was fourth in the overall car market with 2,380 sales, it was first in the midsize passenger car segment, with more than 1,000 sales more than the Toyota Camry. Focusing on one month isn’t ideal with Tesla, but looking at the first 8 months of the year combined, the Model 3 (7,037 sales) is just behind the Camry (7,410 sales). Another big month and the Tesla Model 3 could become the best-selling mid-sized car in the country by 2022. We’ll see and we’ll keep you posted.

The Model Y, which just first hit the market, didn’t get the same delivery rate, but it did finish 6th in the midsize SUV segment of the market — not too shabby for a landing month. It had 1,017 sales in the first month of delivery. That made it the 23rd best-selling model in Australia.


 

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