Having more than doubled its vehicle production in 2018, Tesla single-handedly propelled electric vehicle sales in the United States to new heights last year. According to industry blog InsideEVs
, the company accounted for more than 50 percent of electric car sales in the U.S. over the past 12 months, as the Model 3 grew into its envisaged role as the first mass-market Tesla.
reportedly sold almost 140,000 units of the Model 3, outselling the second most popular electric car, the hybrid Toyota Prius Prime, 5 to 1. Tesla’s Model X and Model S were the third and fourth most popular electric models, capping what was a turbulent but successful year for the company led by its eccentric and at times controversial founder Elon Musk.