The most recent sales figures from China have been published and in accordance with the China Passenger Automobile Association (CPCA) Tesla sold 74,402 latest Model 3 and Model Y cars in February. It is a wholesale figure and includes cars that were delivered domestically in China and in addition those who were exported to other markets.
Tesla’s February 2023 sales figure is a virtually 13% increase over January when 66,051 were sold, and an excellent larger 31.65% increase from last yr when it sold 56,515 vehicles in February 2022. The breakdown between domestic and import sales ought to be released by the CPCA next week. On condition that February is the second month of the quarter we must always still see a reasonably high variety of exports as Tesla focuses on imports in the primary half of 1 / 4 before switching their efforts to domestic deliveries within the second half of every three month period.
This now puts Tesla at 140,453 sales from Giga Shanghai over the primary two months of the yr, a figure that’s over 20% higher than at the identical point last yr. In the event that they maintain this pace over the remaining 10 months of the yr the Tesla China team will end 2023 with nearly 850,000 sales, which might exceed its 2022 total which stood at 710,865 units.
While it’s a powerful increase over January, Tesla’s February sales figures are much more impressive whenever you consider February was only 28 days and the factory was also partially shut down throughout the month. The Model 3 production lines were reportedly shut down for several days to ensure that them to undergo some changes to accommodate the brand new Model 3 design that has been developed under Project Highland.
One other recent change to Giga Shanghai’s production lines was the addition of Comfort Suspension for the Model Y. This feature has been available in North America for several months but Tesla confirmed this week all Model Ys built at Giga Shanghai even have the upgraded suspension because the starting of the yr.