MIC Tesla Model 3/Model Y sales surge to new all-time high in September 2021
Palo Alto, California-headquartered EV giant Tesla Motors has confirmed that overall sales of its Made-in-China (MIC) Model 3 and Model Y EVs surged to a new all-time high in September this year. According to fresh stats released by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), Tesla’s total volume in September, including sales and export of the MIC Model 3 electric sedan and the Model Y compact crossover SUV increased more than expected 394 per cent year-over-year to settle at 56,006 units.
However, it is worth noting here that CPCA reports only wholesale shipments, not registrations or deliveries to customers.
Nevertheless, the sales/export figure for the MIC Model 3 and Model Y is very encouraging as it represents a growth of five-times from sales in the corresponding month of last year. From August this year, the sales grew 26.5 per cent. It also suggests that Tesla Giga Shanghai, the American manufacturer’s mega manufacturing facility in China, is operates at its highest ever level.
Last month, Tesla's output in the world’s most populous country was directed mostly to local customers. Tesla EVs’ local sales jumped to 52,153 units, up 360 per cent from the two weaker months of July and August, when the company’s production was focused on export instead of local sales.
Overall, Tesla’s third quarter sales (Q3) sales in China hit a new record high of 73,659 units, significantly up from 61,745 units in the Q2 and 69,280 units in Q1 of this year. In the month of September, the company exported merely 3,853 units of MIC Tesla 3 and Model Y.
The newly released stats also indicate that sales of Tesla Model 3 electric sedan and Tesla Model Y compact electric SUV in China amounted to 19,120 and 33,033 units, respectively. For the Model 3, the figure represents a growth of 69 per cent year-over-year; while for the Model Y’s sales reached a new all-time high.
Thus far this year, sales of the MIC Model 3 in China have already exceeded 110,000 units, compared to roughly 138,000 units in 2020. The Model Y has cross 93,000 units. Counting sales figures for both EVs together means that the American manufacturer has already sold more than 200,000 EVs in China so far this year.
Amid growing demand for EVs, other automotive manufacturers are also pushing hard. For reference, Guangdong, China-based BYD Co. Ltd. has just announced that it crossed 70,000 units last month.