Quartz has a summary
of Tesla Motors sales figures from the August edition of the California New Car Dealers Association newsletter
, and the news is good for the upstart electric car company. In June 2013, Tesla sold more vehicles in California than ten big-name brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chrysler, Fiat, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mitsubishi, Porsche, and Volvo.
The news comes in the same week that Tesla's flagship Model S achieved a five-star, across-the-board
safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (a result so high that, in Wired
's words, it "broke the crash-testing gear
"). Consumer Reports loves the Model S
, too, noting that it "outscores every other car" in their rating system.