Tesla overtakes first German carmaker in US
Tesla sold more cars than Audi in the US in September and October in a first for Germany’s luxury carmakers, rounding off a bleak weak for the companies, reports Nikolaus Doll in Die Welt. Tesla delivered 21,800 cars to US buyers in October, a lead of 36 percent over VW subsidiary Audi. “The trouble of conventional carmakers with [Tesla CEO Elon] Musk is only just beginning,” commented car industry expert Ferdinand Dudenhöffer. In addition, transport minister Andreas Scheuer demanded concrete financial commitments for diesel retrofits at a meeting today, while carmakers posted significant drops in third-quarter profits this week.
Read the article in German here.
Read a Wire article on Tesla sales in English here.
For background, read the dossier BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution.