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We welcome you to the new year, 2024, with a roundup of the most important news in the Tesla Universe over the past week. The company showed extraordinary strength and strong performance last year, once again proving that it can grow even in a difficult economic environment.
Tesla will soon make improvements to the V4 Supercharger
Tesla has opened its proprietary network of charging stations for all electric vehicles in multiple countries around the world. To provide the best user experience, the company has developed new V4 Superchargers. They have a different architecture and design to be more convenient for all users. The first units were installed in Europe in 2023, so they have already been tested by many EV owners. Based on customer experience, Tesla promised it would make changes to the design. In particular, complaints were received about heavier and less flexible cables, and the holster not always holding the handle in place. The company intends to improve this.
Tesla's Model Y was the best-selling car in Norway in 2023 for the third year in a row
Tesla shows strength again in Norway. According to overall sales data for 2023, Model Y has become the best-selling car in the country. It is noteworthy that the company delivered 23,058 vehicles in 12 months, while the number two in sales in 2023, Volkswagen ID.4, delivered only 6,336 units. Model Y was already the best-selling car in the country in 2022. In 2021, the best-selling car was Model 3. This means that Tesla cars are the best-selling cars in Norway for the third year in a row.
Tesla delivered more than 1.8 million vehicles in 2023
The past year has been economically unstable. Despite this, Tesla delivered more than 1.8 million vehicles, as it predicted at the beginning of the year. In 2023, vehicle deliveries grew 38% YoY to 1,808,581 and production grew 35% YoY to 1,845,985.
Tesla has begun trial production of the updated Model 3 in the US
According to observations, Tesla has begun trial production of the updated Model 3 in Fremont. Reddit user vanshv2003 shared photos and information about this earlier in the week. According to the VIN, the car was produced at the Fremont factory and not in China like the units seen testing on the road in the past. This means we can expect Tesla to begin selling the updated Model 3 in North America soon.
Tesla Model Y became the best-selling electric car in history
To wrap up 2023, Model Y has become the best-selling electric vehicle in history. Data, analyzed by Cleantechnica, showed that since its launch on the market, 2,493,657 Model Ys have been sold. This means that the car has overtaken the previous leader, taking an important spot in history. Notably, the previous winner was Tesla Model 3, with lifetime sales of 2,295,187 units.