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May 2016 Australian car sales

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Chuq, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. Chuq

    Chuq Active Member

    Jan 1, 2015
    Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Many articles have come out today quoting these figures, this link in particular has an interactive chart down the bottom...
    VFACTS for May: Big month for Hyundai i30 -

    Tesla doesn't appear to be included? I know they often don't publicise their exact total sales numbers but I would have thought including themselves on this list would be good publicity?
  2. miimura

    miimura Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Los Altos, CA
    Tesla is apparently not interested. The most reliable data on Tesla sales comes from markets where automotive registration data is publicly available. All other sales data for other makes is self reported by those makes. Some do not break out interesting things like how many hybrids or EVs are sold when a nameplate has these different versions. For example, Fiat does not report 500e sales separately from ICE 500 sales in the US. Same for Kia Soul EV.
  3. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

    Feb 11, 2008
    Sydney Australia
    #3 meloccom, Jun 3, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2016
    IIRC Elon does not want to participate in these types of sales reporting systems as in the USA they report sales monthly and the number of Tesla sales vary greatly on a monthly basis as they have only one factory and batch for location meaning one month when they are building mainly for overseas markets local deliveries will be low and this fuels "Tesla is doomed by falling sales" articles which he then has to correct.
    Tesla have stuck to this policy even in areas where reporting is quarterly like Australia.
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