Tesla’s dominance in Australia has been shown by new sales numbers. Unlike established competitors such as Toyota and Mercedes, this American brand does not report new car sales in Australia. However, according to data released by Electric Vehicle Council, Tesla has a two-to-one lead in battery-powered cars in Australia, outselling rivals’ combined efforts by two to one.
In Australia, more than a dozen automakers offer electric vehicles, notably Jaguar, Kia, Mazda, Audi, BMW, Hyundai, Mercedes, MG, Porsche, Mini, Nissan, and Volvo. According to the EVC, Australians purchased 7248 electric vehicles in the first half of 2021. According to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, known companies such as Mazda and Mercedes sold 2188 automobiles, implying that Tesla delivered 5031 vehicles to customers.
As a result, it is one of the most rapidly expanding brands on the road. The EVC’s findings are supported by NSW roads data, which shows that 954 new electric vehicles were licensed in the first 3 months of 2021. Tesla has 618 of them, accounting for about 65% of the electric car market in Australia’s most populous state. Monthly Tesla sales in NSW have more than quadrupled this year, rising from 98 for every month in the year 2020 to 206 for every month in 2021.
The Model 3, the company’s most affordable electric vehicle, accounts for the majority of its sales. The Model 3 has a projected range of 448 kilometers in its cheapest variant, which starts at $59,900 plus on-road fees (about $64,000 drive-away). We don’t know how Tesla’s sales are split between the Model 3 tiny sedan, the bigger Model S sedan, as well as the family-sized Model X SUV.
The Toyota Camry is by far the most famous sedan on the market, with over 6200 units sold this year. The Model 3 might be the country’s second-best-selling sedan, trailing only the Mercedes-Benz C-Class as well as BMW 3 Series, which sold roughly 2300 and 2200 units respectively in the first part of the year. The potential of Tesla’s impending Model Y crossover will worry mainstream businesses. The Model Y will be priced similarly to the Model 3 and will include a top-riding SUV body design that the bulk of new car buyers desire today.
With several new models, established automakers are attempting to catch up to Tesla. This year, Porsche’s Taycan electric car outsold Porsche’s standard 911 sports car, and Mercedes’ new EQA makes a compelling case for a battery-fueled machine with a prestigious badge.
Volkswagen’s highly lauded ID.3 hatchback has surpassed the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model 3 as Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle, but the firm claims that poor infrastructure and incentives have hampered its debut in the United States.