Tesla (TSLA.US) registered new cars in key markets California, with new car registrations falling 37 percent in April and May, according to the latest data from Dominion Enterprises. Tesla’s new car registrations in California fell 16 percent year-on-year to 6,260 in April, while new car registrations fell 70 percent to 1,447 in May, according to Dominion Enterprises. Across the industry, California’s monthly new car registrations are down 52 percent year-on-year, the report said.
Tesla’s u.S.-wide data has not yet been released. But in the 24 states tracked by Dominion Enterprises, Tesla’s new car registrations fell 33 percent to 14,151 in the first two months of the quarter from a year earlier, while new car registrations across the industry fell 43 percent from a year earlier.
In the two months, Tesla’s car plant in Fremont, California, was shut down for a while due to health events. The shutdown has caused Tesla to temporarily halt production of cars for the North American and European markets.