Tesla sold 180,600 electric vehicles in the last quarter of 2020
The number of electric cars sold in the period increasingly confirms the entry of the eccentric billionaire Elon Musk’s company into the mainstream of the automotive industry. Elon Musk and Tesla are already common characters in the news due to the huge numbers that the technology company achieved during 2020.
Musk has been investing in the automotive industry for years to take it to a new technological level through its electric cars. In 2020, the billionaire’s company sold around 499,535 units of electric vehicles, leading the market niche globally.
The figure represents more than double the units sold by the second in the competition list, Volkswagen, which has already declared a partnership with Tesla in the exploration of the flying car market in China. Tesla’s market share of electric cars is 17.95% of the total. Volkswagen is the only competitor that has more than two digits of slice percentage in the sector, with 12.6%.
The records for Elon Musk’s company did not stop there. The fourth vehicle created by the company, the Tesla Model 3, is the best-selling electric car model in the world in 2020, with three times more units sold than the runner-up, the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV. The Chinese “mini-car”, however, has already surpassed the Model 3 in sales in China.