Tesla Reduced Carbon Emissions in China by Over 850,000 Tons in 2021: Report

Tesla helped China cut carbon emissions by 855,878 tons between January and November 2021 according to Gasgoo reports CleanTechnica.

The numbers come directly from Tesla China’s year-to-date new energy contribution report, which also revealed that over 500,000 Chinese Tesla owners drove a total of 2.31 billion miles (3.72 billion km) during the same time period of 11 months.

Tesla also helped Chinese customers save an arm and a leg on fuel costs, with Tesla owners in the region only paying RMB5-7 ($0.79-1.10 USD) for every 62 miles (100 km) of range when charging their cars at home with a Tesla Wall Connector.

That’s one-tenth the cost of refueling a gas guzzler to travel the same distance. No wonder Tesla saw a 40% uptick year-over-year in customers who installed home chargers in mainland China during 2021.

Demand for Tesla’s electric vehicles (EVs) in China is steadily growing, as is production. The company has hit record sales month after month this year, delivering 13,725 cars across mainland China in October and a mighty 31,462 units in November.

The Tesla Model Y and Model 3 ranked second and third by volume, respectively, for plug-in vehicle sales in China for the first 11 months of this year, with the pocket-friendly Wuling HongGuang Mini EV holding strong at first.

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As of November 2021, Tesla ranks third in sales of plug-in vehicles in China, outsold only local automakers SAIC and BYD. In 2021, 9% of all plug-in vehicles sold in China — a market where plug-ins accounted for 19% of all vehicle sales in November, were Teslas.

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Last year, Tesla reduced global carbon emissions by a whopping 5 million tons.