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Tesla just delivered its 200,000th car in the UK

Tesla just delivered its 200,000th car in the UK

Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has achieved a significant milestone, delivering its 200,000th EV in the UK. 

This accomplishment coincides with the UK surpassing 1 million EV sold in total. As a result, Tesla vehicles now make up nearly one-fifth of all EVs on British roads, a fact Tesla celebrated on X (formerly Twitter), thanking its customers on March 28.

Tesla’s growing footprint in the UK EV market

Tesla’s presence in the UK began in 2014 with the introduction of the Model S. 

Since then, the company has grown significantly, boasting over 1,400 employees and 1,400 supercharger stations nationwide. 

They also operate a direct-to-consumer sales model with service centers in 40 locations, including a mobile service option for half their vehicles.

In addition to car sales and service, Tesla is making improvements in the energy storage sector. 

They have deployed 1GWh of Megapack battery storage systems across 15 sites in the UK. 

Affordability as key to wider adoption

In conclusion, Tesla’s significant sales milestone underscores its leadership in the UK’s growing EV market.  

However, future growth hinges on addressing two aspects: affordability – Tesla’s current vehicles target the high-end market. Wider EV adoption might require a wider range of price points.  

Additionally, building out more charging stations is still important for long-term success.

Tesla’s influence is undeniable, but its role in shaping a truly sustainable transportation future in the UK depends on addressing these considerations.

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