Tesla Model S Hits 50-State Milestone | Edmunds

Tesla Model S Hits 50-State Milestone


Just the Facts:
  • The electric Tesla Model S is now registered in every state, according to an Edmunds analysis based on Polk registration data.
  • Mississippi was the last holdout when it came to Model S registration.
  • California continues to lead all Tesla ownership by a landslide.

SANTA MONICA, California The electric Tesla Model S is now registered in every state, according to an Edmunds analysis based on Polk registration data.

Mississippi was the last holdout when it came to Model S registration. Mississippi reported its sole Model S registration in November. It took 18 months for a Tesla Model S to hit every state.

In comparison, it took the electric Nissan Leaf 23 months to infiltrate the nation and 11 months for the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid electric vehicle to be registered in every state.

"It was no surprise that Mississippians weren't rushing to acquire a Model S since the state has the smallest market share of EVs in the nation," said Jessica Caldwell, senior director of pricing & industry analysis for Edmunds. "They prefer large trucks which are the most popular segment in the state, comprising over 20 percent of new-vehicle registrations in 2013."

The second-to-last state to see the Model S registered was West Virginia in April 2013.

California continues to lead all Tesla ownership by a landslide, with 48 percent of all Model S cars registered in the state.

Despite the popularity of the Model S, California ranks behind Washington and Hawaii in electric-vehicle market share.

Edmunds says: The Tesla Model S hits a quiet, but noteworthy, milestone.

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