Tesla Model Y Drives Q2 Registrations Up 85 Percent in California



Earlier this week, Tesla pushed back delivery dates of the Model Y in the U.S. and Canada, and as the vehicle remains in high demand, the company’s U.S. sales have been dominated by the electric SUV.

Tesla’s California registrations rose over 85 percent in this year’s second quarter compared to the same time last year, according to data from a research firm that collects data about registration and titles, called Cross-Sell (via Reuters). The increase reportedly comes from sales of the Model Y electric SUV, which increased more than sevenfold, amounting to 13,581 units sold total.

The Tesla Model Y accounted for more than half of the company’s overall U.S. registrations, which saw a total of 46,926 vehicles registered. In addition, the company saw 23,556 total registrations in California, a strong state for EVs and the origin of Tesla.

While the second quarter saw record deliveries between April and June, the company also had to weather an ongoing, global semiconductor chip shortage, which affected automakers across the board in addition to other electronics manufacturers.

The Tesla Model Y was also recently updated with a HEPA air filtration system, which is now shown on the company’s online order configurator. The updated electric SUV also includes the addition of a useful frunk, available now in both the U.S. and Canada.

Tesla has also scheduled its quarterly earnings call for this year’s second quarter on July 26.


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