According to our friends over at Autoblog, Tesla Model S sales are about to reach 50,000 units since the car’s introduction just two and a quarter years ago.
Why is this relevant? Because the Nissan Leaf – another EV offered from a much larger, more well-established marque, for much less coin – only reached 50,000 sales after about two years, two months.
Model S sales are projected to pass the 50,000 milestone possibly before the end of October. The car originally launched in June of 2012, and it’s difficult not to concede that this is a meaningful victory for the Palo Alto electric car maker. In fact, seeing as its hefty $69,900 base price puts it well beyond the reach of most, it’s incredibly hard to fathom Model S sales crossing that figure anywhere near as quickly as the $29,010 Nissan Leaf.
But here we are, and it bodes well for the fledgling automaker’s future, too. Assuming that Tesla Motors can keep the promise of a Model 3 basing at around half the cost of the Model S, the lower price of entry ought to solidify the (comparatively) small brand’s foothold as a formidable force in the marketplace.