With a registration in Jackson, Mississippi, Tesla’s Model S now has sales in all 50 states

Tesla’s all-electric Model S sedan is often viewed as a vehicle for the wealthy, coastal elite. And no wonder: a stunning 48 percent of all Model S registrations are in California. I live in Oakland, and see more and more of them on the roads every day.

But new research by Jessica Caldwell at Edmunds.com finds that the Model S is now registered to drivers in all 50 states. Jessica is fantastic at diving deep into Polk registration data and teasing out all kinds of automotive trends.

“For eight months Mississippi was the lone holdout preventing coast-to-coast bragging rights for the electric car company, but the last batch of Polk registration data shows a Model S was finally registered in Jackson, Mississippi,” says Caldwell, who notes that Mississippi, where large trucks are wildly popular, has the smallest market share of electric vehicles in the nation.

Tesla Motors is based in Palo Alto and the Model S launched in California in June 2012.  The 2nd-to-last state to see the Model S registered was West Virginia in April 2013; Mississippi’s sole registration occurred in November.

I’d love to know who the Model S owner in Jackson, Mississippi is.

 

 

 

 

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  • Robert Fahey

    Could you break out registrations by state in a table? Would be cool to see. I’m seeing more and more around Boston.

  • Edward Arthur

    At a Tesla event in Boston in 2011 I met a couple who own a solar installation company in Mississippi. I later contacted them and they ended up leasing a Roadster with the intent of upgrading to a Model S when it became available. I’d be surprised if they haven’t had their Model S for a while now.

  • Homer

    A registration! Is this supposed to be big news. It actually highlights how poorly they sell.

    • Capt996

      Yeah. Doing terrible. 1st year of sales and they beat all expectations. Even with big oil, every car manufacturer and car dealers association doing everything they can to shoot down sales.
      Guess you think every car company should be selling 200k cars every year. Guess lambo, Porsche etc should just close shop

      • Homer

        Expectations 20,000 cars after 2 .5 years? Expectations are low.

        • Capt996

          So car model s has been 1.5 years and have seen above VIN 30000 assigned. Still pretty good for the 1st car company startup to survive in 100 years.
          I recommend you sell your stock now. Guess you wou rather the Chinese develop this technology ad the US to sit back and fall further behind with our current car manufactures.

          • Homer

            “have seen above VIN 30000 assigned.” FYI, that’s not sales!

          • Capt996

            U may want to read how tesla sells their cars. They don’t build them and they sit in lots like every Other dealer. Vin is after at is configured and car is being built. So yes. With 600 cars per month 30000 is valid.

          • Homer

            I understand the process. The point is vin amount does not mean sales.

          • tpolen61

            Tesla builds their cars to order. There aren’t half of the cars sitting on lots. If a Model S has a VIN on it, it is either sold or one of the handful of cars the company keeps on hand for test drives and loaners. Based on your previous posts, it’s pretty clear you’ve never ridden in one. They are amazing vehicles.

            Driving an EV is so much more convenient than having a gas-powered car. No more am I putting $30 a week in the tank just to drive back and forth to work. No more am I standing in the cold for 10 minutes to gas up. No more am I around toxic fumes and hauling around 10 gallons of highly explosive fluid. I take 15 seconds out of my day to plug in at night and unplug in the morning. The car charges while I do other things, so it doesn’t matter if it takes 5 minutes or 5 hours to charge. I leave every morning with a full charge, and it costs less than $15 a month. My EV only does 60-70 miles on a charge, and it suits me better than a gas-powered car that went 240 miles on a tank. Never have I run out of charge. Never have I needed more range.

          • Homer

            Drive your Tesla straight from where you are at to NYC. Oh you can’t LOL !!!

          • tpolen61

            You’re right. I can’t drive my Tesla to NYC because I don’t have a Tesla. I drive a Mitsubishi i-MiEV. But, if I had a Tesla, I could make the trip, no problem. 1 Supercharger, a stop in Allentown, PA for a bathroom break and dinner while charging, and 375 miles later, I’m there. Now, if you mean straight to NYC without stopping to charge, no. I couldn’t do it in a gas-powered car either without stopping for gas. The gas car I drove before buying my EV only does 240 miles on a tank. A Model S goes further.

            In fact, on our last trip to Allentown, I spotted a truckload of brand new Tesla’s heading east.

            I don’t want a Tesla because it’s too much for me, but not money-wise. I don’t need a car that can do 300 miles in one shot, or one that does 0-60 in 4 seconds, or a 7-passenger luxury sedan. My i-MiEV is everything I need in a car. With the money I spent on the i-MiEV and a huge solar array, I could’ve bought a Tesla, but I chose to get a solar array instead.

            Even though I have no plans or desire to buy a Tesla, I still like riding in them. The acceleration is breathtaking and the ride is very smooth, but so is my i-MiEV. If I drove much further on a regular basis, no doubt that I would have a Tesla for the extended range.

          • RussellL

            “Tesla has been aggressively expanding its network of Supercharging stations to permit long road trips and address “range anxiety.” The company now has 71 stations operating, making it possible to enable coast-to-coast travel.”

            From Jan 20 to Jan 25, a driver of a Tesla Model S traveled from New York to Los Angeles using only the company’s free Supercharging stations for fuel.

        • JonF

          Considering there is a real battery supply issue, this is saying a lot about how quickly they have been able to ramp up the sales. They aren’t just pushing out the same old tech in a new body style a la Ford, GM, Honda. This is a brand new car from the ground up… from a no name company (so no brand loyalty to drive sales)… with no advertising budget (selling everything they can push out), no dealership (pushing against the system), etc.

          If you can’t see how this is a pretty amazing feat, then you should probably forget investing in car companies, because you apparently don’t know the market at all.

  • Homer

    I’m in CA and have only EVER seen one. It wasn’t particularly anything striking.

    • Capt996

      Homer. Open your eyes. They are all over. Or do you live in bfe?

      • Homer

        Maybe you see some in SV but NO there are NOT everywhere.

        • Capt996

          Orange County , LA, San Diego, San Fran, silicon , etc. over 1500 in California. Probably closer to 2500 now.

          • Homer

            1500 that have limited use vehicles! Yeah there are that many stupid people in CA!

          • Capt996

            Exactly. A car with 265 mile range. Can charge free on tesla superchargers across the country. And charge for pennies at home every night. Keep fueling up at gas stations and enjoy paying for it. And keep thinking EV’s can’t do everything an ice car can do. The world is laughing at you.

          • Homer

            You cannot drive where I can pal. You are the one being laughed at for your follishness in buying a car you caqn’t drive everywhere. Good luck when you get stuck somewhere.

          • Capt996

            I’m not sure what is sadder. You haven’t sold your stock short yet or you keep responding.
            Seriously, you don’t have electricity at your house? If so, yes an EV is not for you. If you do have it, than Zero reason you can’t drive a EV. It’s not for everyone. Especially narrow minded folk. I’m guessing your great granpfather was the local naysayer with ICE cars. ” you can’t seriously think a gasoline driven car will work? Where will you fill it up? You will get stuck everywhere and run out of gas! I’ll stick with my horse and buggy.”

          • Homer

            You keep making a fool of yourself with your comments! Take your Tesla and drive straight through to NYC. No going down to LA. Now who is the fool?

  • Homer

    Take away 6 state and they have pathetic sales! Who is going to be using these supercharger stations?

    • Capt996

      Every model s owner. Easy to figure that one out. You have to start somewhere. And with the superchargers being free to charge, thy are used quite often even as they build them out now.

    • Alan Dean Foster

      Could’ve put up the same post about a hundred years ago, in reference to ICE vehicles.

      • Homer

        That’s your best argument?

        • Alan Dean Foster

          No, but it’s nicely terse and appropriately sardonic in lieu of my relating the entire history of the development of the internal combustion engine-powered car in the United States. You are free to research the development of both said vehicle and the relevant fueling stations, and how long each took to become accepted.
          You do realize that this vehicle (the model S) started with zero sales and zero supercharging stations less than two years ago.
          Post again in five years.

          • Homer

            More like 10-20 years. Tesla will be out of business.

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  • frankieagogo

    Homer, Thanks for the laughs. Here in Beverly Hills, we all drive Teslas… It is the new must have for those of us who understand and appreciate the finer things. You’re right, I have never seen a Tesla East of Fairfax Ave., much less in Compton, or South Central. Of course, no one in their right mind travels East of Fairfax, can’t image there’s anything much over there anyway. But please understand, Gucci or Pravda aren’t for everyone… And neither is a Tesla. Certainly, it’s not for you. There’s no shame for those who prefer the 99 Cents Only Stores. And I suspect that Wal-Mart shoppers are probably wonderful people. Frugality has its merits. But let’s get real, people who have never owned anything of real value will never understand, or appreciate, how those of us in the top 1% spend so much money on the things that make us happy. My Tesla makes me smile!

    • Mark Bravard

      lol, in 2017 everyone get a Tesla . 35k Tesla easy get.

 
 
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