Tesla Aims for 10,000 Annual Sales in Germany

Tesla Aims for 10,000 Annual Sales in Germany

Setting his sights high,  Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that he expects the company to sell 10,000 Model S sedans a year in Germany by 2015.

Currently, electric-vehicle maker Tesla is installing fast-charging stations on German highways with the goal of covering the entire country by the end of 2014. New Tesla dealerships are also being erected around Germany. Musk says that he hopes to have at least 25 operational dealers before the end of 2014.

Sales for the Tesla Model S abroad have been both surprisingly good and disappointing. In Norway, 801 Model S sedans have been delivered in just the first two months that the car has been on sale, even becoming the country’s best-selling vehicle in September beating out the Volkswagen Golf.

However Germans have not been so fast to scoop up the car, with only 98 Model S Sedans being sold in August and September. In September alone, the Model S was outsold by the Nissan Leaf and the Smart EV in Germany.

While the Model S seems to have been coolly received in Germany, the expansion of the dealer and supercharger network should help to spur some sales.

[Source: Reuters & IBI Times]

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