Tesla Delivers its 10,000th Vehicle in Israel, with More Coming

Photo: Tomer Hacohen (via ConnectingODots)

Tesla has delivered its 10,000th vehicle in Israel, which also makes the U.S. automaker the first to deliver 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) in the country, as spotted by @ConnectingODots according to owner @TomerHacohen (via Tesmanian). Apparently, the milestone makes Israel the fastest country to reach 10,000 deliveries.

The first Tesla deliveries in Israel began in February 2021, with just 70 Model 3 units arriving at a port in the country. Hundreds of cars were being delivered each month, to reach the high rates of mainstream adoption it has now seen on Israel’s roads. Another 2,500 Tesla vehicles are slated to arrive in Israel soon, consisting of Model 3 sedans.

The delivery marks 10,000 deliveries in just 16 months, meaning the automaker was averaging around 625 deliveries per month since.

Tesla began delivering the Model Y SUV in Israel in July, just a few months after the country’s government approved driverless parking, officially unlocking Tesla’s smart summon feature.

Last November, Tesla was dominating the EV segment in Israel with just the Model 3, just as other EV manufacturers were beginning to debut vehicles in the country or make plans to introduce clean energy vehicles to the market. For all of 2021, Tesla held 60 percent of the EV market share, before the Model Y was even introduced.

The news is especially impressive considering how many times Tesla raised the prices on its EVs in Israel, largely citing rising battery materials costs, supply chain issues and an ongoing semiconductor shortage.