Tesla just outsold Mercedes-Benz in the US for the first time
In the third quarter this year, Tesla sold 69,925 vehicles in the US. Mercedes-Benz sold 66,542.
It’s taken just eight years for Elon Musk’s upstart electric-vehicle startup to topple the company that invented the car 132 years ago.
And according to Atherton Research, Tesla was just 1,754 vehicles shy of knocking over the other German giant, BMW.
In a note to its clients, Atherton said it expected Tesla to surpass BMW in US sales in the last quarter of 2018.
Earlier this month, Tesla said it delivered 83,500 vehicles worldwide during the September quarter, “more than 80% of the vehicles that we delivered in all of 2017.”