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Tesla and Australian Car Sales

Just noticed this at http://www.caradvice.com.au/328305/new-car-sales-figures-2014-total/

They don't have Tesla - I assume because the figures are derived from self-reporting to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries by its members. Here is the original http://www.fcai.com.au/news/news/all/all/379/2014-new-car-sales-results but you have to pay for detailed data which obviously some news outlets do. I guess that there were around 180 Teslas delivered up to late January.

Given the investment by Tesla they must be targeting well over 1,000 cars this year. – it will be interesting to see if sales of other luxury cars are impacted.

Tesla should outsell the BMW 5 and the 7 series put together, Jaguar and the MB S class. It would also be the clear leader in the Large Car above $100k where the total segment was only 1072 cars in 2014.

2014 Car Sales


Large Car – above $70,000 – Segment Winners:

  1. Mercedes-Benz E-class (1,570 – 32.7%)
  2. BMW 5 Series (882 – 18.4%)
  3. Jaguar XF (846 – 17.6%)
TOTAL (DERIVED) 4,801

Upper Large Car Segment Winners:

  1. Chrysler 300 (1,580 – 56.4%)
  2. Holden Caprice (1,218 – 43.5%)
TOTAL DERIVED 2,801

Upper Large Car – above $100,000 – Segment Winners:

  1. Mercedes-Benz S-Class (326 – 30.4%)
  2. Maserati Sedan (302 – 28.2%)
  3. BMW 7 Series (127 – 11.9%)
TOTAL DERIVED 1072


Sports – above $80,000 – Segment Winners:

  1. BMW 4 Series Coupe/Convertible (2,201 – 28.7%)
  2. Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe (1,851 – 24.1%)
  3. Mercedes-Benz E-class Coupe/Convertible (1,239 – 16.1%)
TOTAL DERIVED 7,669

Supercars (200k+) Segment Winners:

  1. Porsche 911 (366 – 27.7%)
  2. BMW 6 Series (252 – 19.1%)
  3. Ferrari Coupe/Conv (113 – 8.6%)
TOTAL DERIVED 1321


Also from the Caradvice.com article the smaller marques (not models) in the luxury / sports bracket follow – Tesla should outsell Jaguar.

Jaguar 1,167
Infiniti 441
Maserati 401
Bentley 135
Ferrari 113
Aston Martin 107
Lotus 61
Rolls-Royce 39
Lamborghini 27
McLaren 26
Morgan 16
Caterham 3​

Cheers (I got bored working...)
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meloccom

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Some interesting albeit limited data is NSW registration statistics available here. RMS Registration Statistics
Passenger vehicles With the motive power of Electric were
June 30 2014 - 362
September 30 2014 - 369, so 7 Leafs sold or 6 Leafs and 1 Model S demonstrator
December 31 2104 - 456, which is an additional 87. Subtract 7 Leafs and that's 80 Model S And BMW i3s.
Have they started to deliver i3s yet?
 
Some interesting albeit limited data is NSW registration statistics available here. RMS Registration Statistics
Passenger vehicles With the motive power of Electric were
June 30 2014 - 362
September 30 2014 - 369, so 7 Leafs sold or 6 Leafs and 1 Model S demonstrator
December 31 2104 - 456, which is an additional 87. Subtract 7 Leafs and that's 80 Model S And BMW i3s.
Have they started to deliver i3s yet?

Yep i3 deliveries started in october I believe.
 
Some interesting albeit limited data is NSW registration statistics available here. RMS Registration Statistics
Passenger vehicles With the motive power of Electric were
June 30 2014 - 362
September 30 2014 - 369, so 7 Leafs sold or 6 Leafs and 1 Model S demonstrator
December 31 2104 - 456, which is an additional 87. Subtract 7 Leafs and that's 80 Model S And BMW i3s.
Have they started to deliver i3s yet?

If you go down that page a bit to:

5. Manufacturer by vehicle type - registered vehicles as at (date)

and select 2014:q4, against Tesla you see 65 (for the quarter in NSW).
 
Some interesting albeit limited data is NSW registration statistics available here. RMS Registration Statistics
Passenger vehicles With the motive power of Electric were
June 30 2014 - 362
September 30 2014 - 369, so 7 Leafs sold or 6 Leafs and 1 Model S demonstrator
December 31 2104 - 456, which is an additional 87. Subtract 7 Leafs and that's 80 Model S And BMW i3s.
Have they started to deliver i3s yet?

yes but what are the 72 hydrogen vehicles ? didn't think there where any in Australia
 

DITB

Charged.hk co-founder
Nov 13, 2012
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Hong Kong
Hong Kong Model S deliveries started in July 2014. Although Tesla Motors sales figures are attempted to be kept in the dark, we are quite certain that there are more than 1,000 Model S on the streets of Hong Kong already, even since not long after New Year.

Good luck for the expansion into Australia.

You have good room for large cars like the Model S on roads and parking lots, while that's a bit of an issue in Hong Kong. On the other hand - we don't have to deal with long driving distances as a "long trip" in Hong Kong is less than 100 km!
 

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