The 2017 Tesla Model S is giving up chasing after the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt as it want to head more upmarket and compete with the likes of Audi, BMW and Mercedes.
It wasn’t that long ago when people scoffed at the thought of Tesla being able to offer up an electrical vehicle, the idea of them also offering a luxury EV sedan would have had many people laughing. Tesla did however prove these people wrong as they have done just that.
Recently Bloomberg said that the Tesla Model S is the best-selling vehicle among the luxury sedans in the US. During the third quarter the sales of the vehicle increased by 59% when Tesla sold 9, 156 vehicles.
The Tesla Model S managed to come out ahead with sales that have beaten those of the Audi A8, BMW 7 and the Mercedes Benz S-Class. So Tesla has had the last laugh on everyone who thought they wouldn’t make a luxury EV.
At the moment they are behind around one third of sales of luxury vehicles in the electric segment and it hasn’t just been the Tesla Model S that has been selling well, it is also the Model X. The Tesla Model X sold 5,428 crossovers.