Tesla Hits Record 21,606 Model 3 Sales in China for November: Report

Electric vehicles (EVs) are taking the world by storm, and it’s only a matter of time before ICE automobiles are a thing of the past.

For the second month in a row, the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV has outsold the Tesla Model 3, making it China’s top-selling EV once again. But the Wuling is a fraction of the price of the Model 3, so this is no surprise.

The news, as reported by EV Sales Blogspot, also included that the 2020 Chinese market share of all EVs (PHEVs + BEVs) made up 5.9% of the total auto market, up from 5.5% in 2019.

Following the Wuling Mini EV, which delivered a total of 33,094 units in November, we see the Tesla Model 3 with a record 21,606 units for the month. This number is expected to be even higher for the month of December.

Next, was the Great Wall ORA Black Cat, the BYD Han EV, and the SAIC Baojun E-Series with 9,463 units, 7,842 units, and 7,824 units, respectively.

While the Tesla Model 3 remains the world’s top-selling EV, the Wuling Mini EV presents a major threat to Tesla in China, which is the world’s largest auto market. With a price of only 28,800 yuan ($4,400 USD), Wuling’s Mini EV price is almost one-tenth of the Model 3 price, which sells for 249900 yuan ($36,805 USD) in China.

Tesla is likely to have another impressive year in 2021. And while it likely can’t keep up with the Wuling Mini EV’s delivery numbers due to the major price discrepancy, it will at least put up a good fight for being so much more expensive.

With Tesla’s Gigafactory in Shanghai already testing Model Y production, 2021 is gearing up to be a big year for Elon Musk and company.