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How many Teslas are in the Bay Area ?

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    Is there any way to find this information ? Just for curiosity. I have a 25 mile one way work commute from Peninsula to East Bay and probably see 25-30 Teslas on the road every day. That is crazy to me, but I still feel that the market here is not saturated yet.
     
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    Only Tesla knows for sure. I would say "thousands".
     
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    That survey is from 2014. Sounds about right for back then.

    When looking I came across 2016 data for this county and there were 121 Teslas registered here the end of the month I bought my car. I'm sure it's a lot more now. I see at least one whenever I go into Vancouver.
     
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    I would guess a majority seem to be located around Palo Alto or in the tri-valley...last Friday morning I had a good laugh as the Club Sport in Pleasanton had 9 in the lot at the same time!
     
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    My carpool at my tech company complained when I had a black Tesla that literally every 3rd car that pulls up was a black Tesla, so they kept looking like creeps trying to get into strangers' cars XD

    When I got a new Tesla this year, I got a blue one. I asked them today if there's any improvement: "No. Get a funny license plate"
     
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    LOL... :) I know the feeling here...

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    I think Toronto has even more. it's unbelievable the amount of Teslas I see in Toronto and Montreal.
    Montreal has the largest dealership in North America and I believe the largest SC station as well with 12 stalls!
     
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    Prior to CA implementing income restictions in 2016, the Clean Vehicle Rebate website had decent data, if you assumed all Tesla owners in CA applied for the rebate. Using Bay Area counties as a filter, there are at least 6,665 Tesla's on the road. (rebate recipients) Since the income restriction was effective March 26, 2016, there is a chunk of Teslas missing. CVRP Rebate Statistics
     
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    On the Bryant onramp to eastbound I80 today which admittedly is a HOV access in the late afternoon, out of 40 cars there were 2 model S's and 2 Model X's in addition to my Model X. 5/40 ain't bad. ;)
     
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    The new Arlington, WA installation has 16 stalls, and I believe Barstow, CA has been recently expanded to 16.
     
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    @NikeWings Thanks for posting that link. I think that website provides the closes estimate to number of Teslas. I filtered by Marin, SF, San Mateo. Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa and number came down to ~12,000. Assuming many folks didn't bother applying for the rebate and then the income criteria, I would say the actual number is between 15-18,000.

    There is no way Toronto has more Teslas than Bay Area, home of Tesla. According to this link (Electric Vehicle Sales in Canada: 2016 Final Update) total Teslas sold in Canada between 2014 and 2016 is ~4000. Sales in Toronto will be a portion of that. Btw, just the Dublin supercharger in the Bay Area (1 of 4) has 14 stalls and always has a 4-5 car deep line.
     
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    The new Kettleman City supercharger location will have 40 stalls. There is a discussion thread here: 40-stall Supercharger planned for Kettleman City
     
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    Appreciate the correction @dmode .... I'm not too familiar with the counties up there, and obviously missed a big one. Also, I'm not sure if the Roadsters are captured so another bump to the number may be technically warranted.
     
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    The parking lot at old job in a relatively small building in SF had around 8 Teslas, including mine. I see at least 5-10 every drive I take, even as short as driving to the BART station 5 miles away. There are so many here.
     
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    I was at Lowes a few Sundays ago. There were 10 Teslas in the parking lot and one parked on each side of mine by the time I finished shopping.
     
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    It probably goes without saying that Tesla’s are EVERYWHERE in the Bay Area. I can’t count the number of S and X I see each and every day (hundred?). I only count Model 3s now. On average I see one a day these days (January 2018). But sometimes it’s still crazy how many I see. Last weekend, I saw 3 (one blue, one silver, one white) within 10 minutes of each other on the road “in the wild” (not counting the ones that are now in the Stanford and Santana Row stores).

    I tend to only notice the number of S and X in certain situations like @mkspeedr was mentioning. Last being a few days ago when I was transitioning from I-880 to 280 N and noticed that of the 4 cars on the sweeping clover leaf on-ramp at that exact moment, 3 of them were Teslas. Model S #1, some ICE car, Model S#2 and my Model S. It’s moments like that where it’s reinforced just how many Teslas are around here.
     
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    Yes, agree. I think there has been an explosion of Teslas since my post. Nowadays I would venture a guess that I come across 40-50 Teslas in a day. Since last week, Model 3 sightings have been going up as well. I probably see 4-5 a day these days.
     

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