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.