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Tesla Model S tops Mercedes S Class to become best selling luxury car in Europe

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by raynewman, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. raynewman

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    As reported in Forbes, "Tesla Model S is the best selling luxury car in Western Europe, accelerating past traditional high-status and internal combustion engine powered favorites like the Mercedes S class, BMW 7 Series, Audi A8 and Porsche Panamera. In 2015, according to British-based newsletter Automotive Industry Data (AID) quoting what it called its exclusive statistics, Tesla sold 15,787 Model S sedans, beating out the Mercedes flagship S-class’s 14,990."

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    That's USA and Europe down; now what are the Oz numbers?
     
  2. Blue heaven

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    It would be interesting know how much on average per car is spent advertising those German brands.
     
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    Yes Tesla does not provide numbers to this, I meant Mercedes S.
     
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    I guess 'Western Europe' doesn't include the UK. Here in London I've seen every type of Supercar, Bugatti Chiron, 918 Spyder etc in abundance but not a single Tesla of any description. (did see a LEAF this morning!)

    Hypercar spotting is a popular pastime here with multiple dudes with iPhones & cameras surrounding anything exotic.
     
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    Whitestar, you were just unlucky. Teslas are readily found in London. Model S shipments started there well before Australia.
     
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    A sign of good things to come raynewman, I think Tesla will need that second production facility sooner rather than later when the Model 3 goes into production. The SA/Vic govts should get their act together and plead for Tesla to come in and utilise some of their 10,000 fully skilled workers available (redundant) in the sector.
     
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