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Quarterly Tesla Sales

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Data Notes

Synopsis

This plot visualizes Tesla's global vehicle sales since 2013. Separate data for the model S and model X doesn't seem to be available after 2018.

Weaknesses of the Visualization

  1. Roadster data is missing.

    There doesn't seem to be public, reliable Roadster data. Total Roadsters sold appears to have been in the vicinity of 2500.

  2. Series labels fall off the map.

    If the labels are left on, they get occluded. If they are taken off, you can't see them at the end of the animation.

Acknowledgments

This visualization was created using R and D3. The following packages were particularly helpful: