Tesla Model 3 Named America’s Safest Car, Outselling Porsche in Europe 

According to rigorous safety testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), the Tesla Model 3 was found to be the safest vehicle ever tested. Having the lowest probability of injury, out of more than 900 vehicles analyzed, is no small feat, and it’s driving record sales.

The Tesla Model 3 is followed by the Model S, and Model X as the safest cars ever tested by the NHTSA. One of the most important reasons why the Tesla Model 3 is so much safer than many of its competitors is because of its Electric Vehicle (EV) drivetrain when compared to the dangers posed by a traditional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE).

Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S America’s second safest vehicle of all time according to NHTSA

The Tesla Model 3 was packed full of safety features and innovations which helped it to rank safer than any other vehicle tested in 2019.

Check out this video to learn more about the Tesla Model 3’s key safety innovations:

Tesla Model 3 Becomes California’s 3rd Most Popular Car

The Model 3 is currently the third most popular vehicle in the key automotive market California.

The only cars currently selling more units, in that market, through the first half of 2019, are the Honda Civic and Toyota Camry. Each long standing as among America’s top car sales performers.

Norway Continues to Distinguish itself as a Key Electric Vehicle Market

Success of the Tesla Model 3 is not limited to North America. The car is doing tremendously well in all of Europe. Norway, considered a key market in the electrification of the automotive industry.

In Norway, through the first 6 months of 2019, half of all vehicles sold were electric. Since, 2013 when the Tesla Model S went on sale there, more than 20,000 units were shipped. 12,000 Model Xs have been registered in Norway since 2016.

In the second half of 2019, there are more than 40,000 Tesla Model 3 registrations in Norway.

Tesla European Sales Overtake Porsche

The safe, affordable, electric Model 3 is performing so well across Europe, it is now anticipated to sell more units than all Porsches combined. This speaks to the incredible vision that Tesla has offered as well as to how well consumers are responding to it.

While major German automotive brands like Mercedes, BMW, and Audi dominate European automotive sales, Tesla is quickly overtaking smaller niche brands.

With 31,065 cars sold in Europe through the first 5 months of 2019, the company is already selling faster than Porsche:

  • Jaguar: around 35,000

  • Tesla: 31,065

  • Porsche around 27,000

  • Alfa Romeo: around 22,500

  • Lexus: close to 20,000

2018 was Porsche’s most successful year ever, carried in large part by the warm reception the brand’s more utilitarian Cayenne and Macan. In 2019, with tons of interest in the all-electric Porsche Taycan and new versions of the 911 Carrera, Tesla is rapidly stealing away vital market share.

Jaguar may be the next niche automotive maker to lose vital positioning thanks to the success of Tesla, driven by international reception to its Model 3 and hype for new product releases.

In 2019, Tesla Model Sales began in February. These numbers also only reflect sales through May. More deliveries of Teslas will occur in June and those numbers will likely climb.

It seems like 2019 could be Tesla’s most successful yet.

Source: Drive InsideDevs