The 2017 Tesla Model S is giving up on competing with the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt. Of course this isn’t down to the fact that is hasn’t got what it takes to compete with them, as it has. Instead it wants to leave them behind and go more upmarket and compete with the vehicles offered by Audi, BMW and Mercedes.
If you had said this some years back people would have laughed at you. No one thought that Tesla would be able to come up with a luxury electric sedan. They have proved people wrong though with the Tesla Model S.
The Tesla Model S is the best-selling luxury sedan over in the US and its sales have risen by 59% in comparison to the same period the year before. Tesla announced that they have sold 9, 156 units of the vehicle.
The 2017 Tesla Model S sales have also managed to beat the Mercedes Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and BMW 7 sales.
At the moment the company is behind one third of all sales of luxury vehicles among the large luxury segment and this also includes the Tesla Model X crossover, which has sold 5,428 units.