Tesla Sales Beat Rivals

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21265_10151640998621171_1521854591_nIt’s not a perfect comparison, but sales for Tesla’s Model S are beating rival models from Mercedes, BMW and Audi.

CNN/Fortune is reporting that first quarter numbers from LMC Automotive that show the Tesla Model S selling 4720 cars, Mercedes moving 3,077 of their S Class, BMW 2,338 of the 7 Series and Audi putting 1,462 copies of their A8.
The prices don’t directly match up, of course. Buyers also do not get a tax credit for putting the German cars in their garage.
But for a manufacturer just getting started and a small dealer network, it’s a positive sign.

I’ve personally seen three Model S cars on the road in the past four weeks. One in New York’s Greenwich Village, one in Back Bay, Boston and the red one pictured in this post driving through Manchester on Sunday with New Jersey plates.

Photo by Doug Stewart

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