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Tesla has once again dominated the uptake of electric vehicles in October in NSW, with a more than four-fold increase in EV deliveries compared to the month earlier.
New data from carloop shows that Tesla uptake has reached an all-time high in NSW for the month of October with a total of 563 new Teslas on NSW roads. It’s also a 512% increase when compared to 2020 when Model 3 deliveries started to ramp up in Australia.
The most interesting part of the Tesla surge in NSW has been where the EVs have been delivered.
Our data shows that the top three areas were Blacktown (42), The Hills Shire (40) and Parramatta (34). These made up 20.6% of all Tesla EVs delivered in the state during October.
This shows that Tesla and EV ownership in general is broadening in NSW and is not limited – as many believe – to the wealthy residents of the eastern suburbs, north and inner west.
Tesla uptake makes up 56% of EVs sold
During October, EV uptake in the state rose by 1,006 vehicles with Tesla making up over 56% of it. Tesla delivered 563 EVs in the state which is down from the 1,904 EVs it bought into NSW during September.
October is not part of the quarterly delivery cycle that Tesla usually focuses on. This makes October this year an exciting month to observe as it lines up with what Tesla has previously said about coming out of the quarterly delivery cycle. With the launch of Model Y and its success in Australia so far, it’s great to see.
In September, Tesla delivered 4,359 of this EV SUV to Australia, making it the second best-selling car in Australia.
Most expensive colour gains ground
Tesla’s most expensive colour gained a bit of ground during October compared to September, rising by 2 % to make 7% of all EVs delivered during October. The multi-coat red paint is a $2,900 option on any Tesla order in Australia.
White still remained the most popular choice given the no additional cost. Black and blue Teslas also saw a decline.