Tesla Model 3 Takes #4 Spot In September Passenger Car Ranking

Model 3 jumps up a slot in the GoodCarBadCar charts with to number 4.

In September, the Tesla Model 3 once again blasted records on the InsideEVs U.S. Plug-In Sales Scorecard. With our estimated 22,250 sales, it set an all-time single month record for any electric or plug-in vehicle.

This of course follows previous records of 17,800 deliveries in August and 14,250 deliveries in July. In addition, the Model 3 continues to raise the bar on the all-time yearly record in the U.S. for a single plug-in model with an estimated 78,132 units sold between January and August. In fact, the Model 3 has now surpassed 2017’s #1 (Model S – 27,060) #2 (Chevy Bolt EV – 23,297) and #3 champions (Tesla Model X – 21,315) combined!

GoodCarBadCar uses InsideEVs estimate of 22,250 U.S. deliveries. Based on final sales numbers reported by GoodCarBadCar, the Model 3 sits in the #4 slot of U.S. passenger car sales in September. This places Model 3 sales just above the Toyota Corolla Family (20,797).

September saw the Tesla Model 3 move on from beating all its premium competitors to mix it with volume-brand passenger cars.

For the month, the Model 3 placed fourth overall in terms of volume shifted during September, outselling popular rivals from Toyota, Hyundai, Ford and Nissan.

An aggressive production ramp-up that started in July this year has seen around 54,000 Model 3s delivered in the third quarter of 2018, eclipsing the performance of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class – September’s second-top-selling premium car besides Model 3 – for the year so far.

Unlike previous months, we have quarterly numbers for GM vehicles. The Malibu and Cruze sales were nowhere near the Model 3 this quarter, so there is no question of Tesla’s position in the chart. The Model 3 also sits just outside of the top 10 at #13 for all automotive sales.

This continued feat was achieved despite the fact that Tesla Service Centers have been continually strained due to increased deliveries. However, the young automaker will shake off those growing pains soon.

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2. Tesla Model 3
Range: 310 miles; 136/123 mpg-e. Still maintaining a long waiting list as production ramps up slowly, the new compact Tesla Model 3 sedan is a smaller and cheaper, but no less stylish, alternative, to the fledgling automaker’s popular Model S. This estimate is for a Model 3 with the “optional” (at $9,000) long-range battery, which is as of this writing still the only configuration available. The standard battery, which is expected to become available later in 2018, is estimated to run for 220 miles on a charge.

Tesla Model 3 charge port (U.S.)

Tesla Model 3 front seats

Tesla Model 3 at Atascadero, CA Supercharging station (via Mark F!)

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is not hiding anymore!
Tesla Model 3 (Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs)

Tesla Model 3
Inside the Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 rear seats

Tesla Model 3 Road Trip arrives in Tallahassee
Tesla Model 3 charges in Tallahassee, trunk open.

Source: goodcarbadcar.net

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