December was a reasonably difficult month for Tesla in China, as the corporate offered much less vehicles than a yr in the past, regardless of numerous efforts to spice up gross sales.
We already reported about the general wholesale car shipments in China (native gross sales and export), which – in keeping with the China Passenger Automotive Affiliation (CPCA)’s knowledge – amounted to 55,796 items (down 21 p.c year-over-year), in comparison with over 100,000 in November.
* CPCA reviews wholesale shipments, not registrations/buyer deliveries.
However much more fascinating are the outcomes of native gross sales and export (extra on that under).
To this point this yr, the overall wholesale shipments of the Made-in-China (MIC) Tesla Mannequin 3/Mannequin Y reached 710,865 (up 50 p.c year-over-year), together with over 227,000 in This fall (up 28 p.c year-over-year).
The cumulative wholesale shipments from the Tesla Giga Shanghai plant are estimated at over 1.32 million items (since January 2020) and the present plant capability could be above 1 million items per yr.
In line with the brand new knowledge, final month the corporate’s native gross sales in China amounted to 41,926, which is near 41 p.c lower than a yr in the past.
That is truly a a lot greater drop than we thought, contemplating the 21 p.c lower within the complete gross sales (native and export). Now we perceive why Tesla determined to decrease the costs in early January.
Tesla MIC retail gross sales in China are often the very best within the last month of 1 / 4 (the primary half of 1 / 4 is often targeted on export).
In 2022, Tesla offered in China over 439,770 MIC electrical vehicles (up 37 p.c year-over-year). That is a really constructive final result in a troublesome yr, together with lockdowns, manufacturing pauses and different points.
In line with the report, final month 13,870 Tesla MIC vehicles have been exported. This appears to be a brand new document for export within the last month of 1 / 4 and an enormous improve from a really tiny export stage a yr in the past (245).
Tesla often exports the very best variety of vehicles within the first month of 1 / 4, after which a considerable variety of vehicles additionally within the second month of 1 / 4.
The CPCA says that over 271,000 Tesla MIC vehicles have been exported in 2022 (up 78 p.c year-over-year). Largely to Europe, we guess.
As a result of Europe now has its personal Tesla Gigafactory to supply the Tesla Mannequin Y, we’re questioning whether or not there’s potential to extend exports in 2023.
Tesla produces in Shanghai two MIC fashions – Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y (each in numerous variations). In December, the Tesla Mannequin 3 wholesale (retail gross sales in China plus export) amounted to twenty,046, whereas the Tesla Mannequin Y amounted to 35,750.
We’re nonetheless ready for the info on native gross sales in China, that are at the moment accessible solely by means of November (see the chart under).
By means of November, Tesla offered in China over 112,000 Mannequin 3 and over 286,000 Mannequin Y so there’s a very clear disproportion between the 2. Shoppers choose crossovers/SUVs over hatchbacks/sedans it appears.
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