Tesla US 2021 Gross sales Estimates Vary from 302,000 to 360,000 – EVAdoption

Tesla US 2021 Gross sales Estimates Vary from 302,000 to 360,000 – EVAdoption


Assembling estimates from varied sources of US gross sales for Tesla’s electrical automobile fashions reveals a variety from a low of 301,998 to a excessive of 360,199. That distinction in estimated gross sales quantities to a large swath of 58,201 or 16% of the high-end estimate. The typical throughout the 5 sources is 326,014.

By taking the typical of the 5 sources, we arrive at 326,014 throughout all 4 Tesla fashions for 2021. Two of the sources — Troy Teslike and Motor Intelligence are moderately shut at 360,199 and 352,471 respectively. GoodCarBadCar.com and CarSalesBase.com differ by solely a handful of items and appear to easily mirror one another with one among them maybe simply altering a number of digits in order to look totally different from the opposite. For the Mannequin 3 they’ve the very same quantity which is much more odd. And at last at 313,400 the Automotive Information Knowledge Heart sits a bit by itself, however nearer to low finish of the estimates.

When estimating gross sales of the person fashions, Troy Teslike breaks out gross sales (deliveries) for the Y and three, however combines the S and X. Throughout the three sources that publish S and X (individually or mixed) estimates, the typical S and X 2021 gross sales estimate is 20,470.

For the Mannequin Y, estimates vary from a low of 161,527 from GoodCarBadCar.com to a excessive of 190,395 from Motor Intelligence — for a delta of 28,868. The typical throughout the 4 sources with Mannequin Y numbers was 174,520. For the Mannequin 3, estimates vary from a low of 121,610 from GoodCarBadCar.com and CarSalesBase.com to a excessive of 151,884 from Troy Teslike — for a delta of 30,274.

Why such a variety of estimates?

Briefly, Tesla — in contrast to the bulk (however not all) of automakers — doesn’t report gross sales of their electrical automobiles by both geographic market or mannequin. With no transparency or any degree of gross sales steering for the US, analysts use quite a lot of means together with registration numbers from previous quarters and experiences from different international locations to take their finest guess on the numbers. And because it takes 1-2 months for the varied knowledge corporations that purchase registration numbers from state DMVs to consolidate and report their knowledge, we received’t have sense of the particular numbers for an additional month or two.

As you possibly can see from our simply printed EV Gross sales Scoreboard and desk beneath, many of the automakers report gross sales of their BEV fashions for the US market. The exceptions embody Polestar, Volvo, Jaguar, Lucid (to date), and the Kia Niro and Hyundai Kona shared powertrain fashions. Additionally, aside from Toyota and Mitsubishi, not one of the automakers get away gross sales of simply the PHEV variations of shared powertrain fashions.

Trying on the screenshot beneath, you possibly can see that the one numbers that Tesla experiences are world deliveries and a mixture of the Fashions S and X, and Y and three. Because of this, buyers, journalists, monetary and business analysts haven’t any lens into the gross sales of Tesla by market or particular person mannequin.

As a result of there are some authorities experiences for EV gross sales together with Tesla for each the EU and China markets, nonetheless, it’s potential to again into an estimate for the US and by mannequin by combining the EU and China numbers, estimating the remainder of Asia, non-EU international locations, Australia, and Canada to then arrive at US estimates. However that is nonetheless numerous effort and guesswork — and simply an estimate. It will be a lot simpler if Tesla simply elevated transparency and mirrored what many of the main automakers do and report gross sales by mannequin and nation on at the least a quarterly foundation.


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December 2022