Tesla’s no stranger to setting records, and a recent record for December 2020 shows how successful the company really is.
In December 2020, Tesla registered 23,804 Model 3s in China, according to numbers shared by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) and as reported by Tesmanian (save 10% off mats with coupon code TESLANORTH10).
This figure amounts to a whopping 11.5% of all retail sales in China of zero and reduced emission vehicles, and comes before Gigafactory Shanghai has even fully ramped up its production efforts.
Tesla has begun its mass production of the Model Y from its Shanghai factory, and as a result, production is still expected to increase. In 2021, the company plans to produce 300,000 Model 3s, and 250,000 Model Ys, meaning that it would reach its 2020 worldwide goal of half a million vehicles in the Chinese EV market alone.
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As Tesla continues to accelerate the world into a future of EVs, many customers in China look forward to their first Model Y units in the weeks and months to come. Beyond that, there’s still a ways to go before EVs overtake internal combustion engine vehicles, though we’re inching ever closer with Tesla’s ongoing record highs.
Zachary Visconti is a news writer covering Tesla and other EV companies, as well as stories about electric battery news, autonomous driving, and all things sustainable technology. Currently residing in Santa Rosa, California. Loves his wife, his cat Banks, and a good cup of coffee.