Tesla China-Made EV Sales Down 7% May 2024


In May 2024, Tesla Giga Shanghai reported a 7% decrease in wholesale vehicle shipments, which includes both local retail sales and exports. The China Passenger Car Association revealed that the Made-in-China Model 3/Model Y cars had a total of 72,573 wholesale shipments, down from the previous year. These results indicate a slowdown in growth compared to previous years of operation for the Tesla Giga Shanghai factory.

Why does it matter?

The declining sales figures for Tesla’s China-made electric vehicles highlight the challenges posed by fierce competition and difficult market conditions. Despite efforts to maintain sales volumes by cutting prices, the wholesale shipments for Model 3 and Model Y have seen a year-over-year decrease of 7%. The cumulative sales for the year also reflect a 7% decline compared to the previous year. The situation is particularly stark for the Model Y, which has experienced a more significant drop in sales compared to the Model 3.

How is it going to shape the future?

The downward trend in Tesla’s China-made EV sales emphasizes the need for strategic adjustments to navigate the evolving market landscape. As competition intensifies and market conditions remain challenging, Tesla may need to explore innovative pricing and marketing strategies to stimulate sales. The data for May 2024 underscores the importance of adapting to changing consumer preferences and market dynamics to sustain growth and competitiveness in the electric vehicle industry.