Tesla CEO Elon Musk may have had his issues with California’s government authorities over their treatment of the coronavirus emergency, however, things couldn’t have been exceptional with the state’s car purchasers early this year.
As indicated by the California New Car Dealers Association, the Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling vehicle in the state during the first quarter of 2018, denoting the first time an electric car topped the list.
Information gathered by the association discovered that 18,853 Model 3s were registered during the period, with the Honda Civic a nearby second at 18,001. The Toyota Camry, Toyota Rav4 and Honda Accord rounded out the top five. Tesla doesn’t release sales results for individual states and nations, yet said it delivered a joined 76,200 of the Model 3 and related Model Y utility vehicle globally during the initial three months of the year.
Tesla, which just sells three models, additionally picked up market share, jumping from 4.0 to 4.6 percent, while Toyota stayed in first with 17 percent, in front of Honda at 11.1 percent.
Behind the Model 3, the best selling vehicles from American brands were the Ford F-Series (12,981), Chevrolet Silverado (11,896), and Ram (11,858) pickups.