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"Europe’s July auto sales figures are great news for electric car lovers but very bad news for Tesla.
Tesla fans have long argued that with such a huge head start in electric car sales it can’t be caught by legacy OEMs, but that theory was blown out of the water in July, according to respected auto market analyst firm, Jato Dynamics.
While electric vehicle (EV) sales accounted for 18 percent of the total sales in Europe in July, Tesla sales cratered by 76 percent to just 1050 sales in the month.
The Covid-19 pandemic might have smashed global auto sales in the first half of the year, but its impact was far lower on electrified, plug-in cars.
EV registrations in Europe were up 131 percent year on year, to 230,700, in July.
The Renault Zoe was by far the highest-selling EV in Europe in July, with 146 percent year-on-year growth, but there was not a single Tesla in the top 10.
Renault sold 9280 Zoes in July, followed by the Hyundai Kona (4405, with 111 percent growth), the Volkswagen e-Golf (4094).
Total EV registrations in Europe jumped from 23,400 sales in July 2019 to 53,200 in 2020, with the models on offer climbing quickly from 28 models in 2019 to 38 this year"
Michael Taylor, Forbes Transportation, August 27th 2020
 

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"Europe’s July auto sales figures are great news for electric car lovers but very bad news for Tesla.
Tesla fans have long argued that with such a huge head start in electric car sales it can’t be caught by legacy OEMs, but that theory was blown out of the water in July, according to respected auto market analyst firm, Jato Dynamics.
While electric vehicle (EV) sales accounted for 18 percent of the total sales in Europe in July, Tesla sales cratered by 76 percent to just 1050 sales in the month.
The Covid-19 pandemic might have smashed global auto sales in the first half of the year, but its impact was far lower on electrified, plug-in cars.
EV registrations in Europe were up 131 percent year on year, to 230,700, in July.
The Renault Zoe was by far the highest-selling EV in Europe in July, with 146 percent year-on-year growth, but there was not a single Tesla in the top 10.
Renault sold 9280 Zoes in July, followed by the Hyundai Kona (4405, with 111 percent growth), the Volkswagen e-Golf (4094).
Total EV registrations in Europe jumped from 23,400 sales in July 2019 to 53,200 in 2020, with the models on offer climbing quickly from 28 models in 2019 to 38 this year"
Michael Taylor, Forbes Transportation, August 27th 2020
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Tesla fans have long argued that with such a huge head start in electric car sales it can’t be caught by legacy OEMs, but that theory was blown out of the water in July, according to respected auto market analyst firm, Jato Dynamics.
They are the experts and I'm not, but I'm pretty sure this isn't right... the Fremont factory was shut down for the period when it would be producing the batch for Europe, so it's hardly surprising they didn't sell many. Demand in the US and China has not slowed, which it surely would have done if what they were asserting was true...
 

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Now, I don't want to sound like a Tesla Fanboy, as I've had VW EVs, GM EVs, BMW EVs and currently am rolling about in a Tesla and a Zoe.

But, Tesla never sell many cars in Europe at the beginning of the Quarter as they have to deliver the cars they make in the Quarter as it looks good for reporting purposes. As it takes 5 weeks odd to build a Europe Car, ship it and deliver it, they tend to build the Euro cars at the beginning of the Q so they can ship it and deliver it in a big end of Q sales push. The Americas cars get built later so they can be delivered locally for another end of Q push. That is why, when you order a Tesla new, the EU websites tend to say 'delivers June, delivers September' etc. They really don't sell a lot of cars in July as they have no stock.
 

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"Europe’s July auto sales figures are great news for electric car lovers but very bad news for Tesla.
Tesla fans have long argued that with such a huge head start in electric car sales it can’t be caught by legacy OEMs, but that theory was blown out of the water in July, according to respected auto market analyst firm, Jato Dynamics.
It's perfectly possible that the journalist has taken Jato's analysis out of context, but anyone reporting on Tesla deliveries in July and drawing the conclusion stated above clearly doesn't know what they are taking about, for the reason @toms states.
 

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Yep they're going to go bankwupt any minute now. You do know that Forbes is a consistent anti Tesla source of pointless articles.
 
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The more intersting data is that year on year rolling average Telsa was down 10% in EU for 2020 compared in the YTD to July 2019... Tesla Sales In Western Europe Fell By 18% In H1 2020. Kind of inline with what you'd expect for a pandemic,. I haven't been near a car dealership yet, though must get round to it soon.
 
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