Tesla boosts EV sales in UK

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According to a recent report, despite many challenges, Tesla has produced and delivered over 200,000 vehicles in Q2 2021…reports Asian Lite News.

Elon Musk-owned Tesla has delivered a lot of vehicles in the UK in June and that resulted in record electric vehicle sales in the market with an 11 per cent market share of the overall auto market.

The UK has become a very important market for Tesla. In Q1 2021, Tesla delivered 7,304 electric cars in the UK — more than any other European market.

Last quarter, the automaker topped that off with 7,767 vehicles delivered in the country based on registration data.

But due to Tesla’s distribution model, most of those vehicles were delivered in June.

It resulted in an interesting automotive market in the UK in June with 11 per cent of all sales being all-electric.

According to a recent report, despite many challenges, Tesla has produced and delivered over 200,000 vehicles in Q2 2021.

In the second quarter, the electric vehicle company produced 206,421 vehicles and delivered 201,250 vehicles.

“Our teams have done an outstanding job navigating through the global supply chain and logistics challenges,” the company said in a statement earlier.

“Congrats Tesla Team on over 200,000 cars built & delivered in Q2, despite many challenges!!” the CEO tweeted.

Last quarter, Tesla had 185,000 deliveries globally, which was a new record.

Model 3-based police car

Tesla has reportedly built its police car based on the Model 3 electric sedan in the UK and it plans to use it to test the UK emergency vehicle market.

Tesla UK has revealed police liveried Model 3 saloon fitted with blues-and-twos, which the company said will be available to emergency services across the UK for trial and assessment.

The automaker did not reveal any specs for the new vehicle, but it looks like it could be a Model 3 Performance, Electrek reported.

With over 300 miles of range, a top speed of 162 mph, and an acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds, it should more than fit the needs of a patrol car.

In recent years, the Model 3 has become the best-selling electric car in the UK and at times, even the best-selling car, period.

However, there have not been any reported Model 3s used as police vehicles.

Many police departments have done the math and figured out that they could save a lot of money by upgrading their fleets to Tesla vehicles, especially the Model 3, the report said.

Bargersville Police Department in Indiana, which purchased several Tesla Model 3 vehicles. It found after the first full year of using the Tesla Model 3, they had already saved over $6,000, it added.

Fremont Police and the Spokane Police Department have both also recently acquired Tesla Model Y vehicles to use as police patrol vehicles.

But with these projects, the police departments buy the vehicles from Tesla and have them modified to fit their needs as patrol cars.

In this case, Tesla has built the police vehicle itself and plans to offer it for testing to emergency services across the UK.

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