Tesla dominates the world’s electric vehicle market by any measure. The company’s Model 3 is currently the best-selling vehicle of any kind in Norway and the Netherlands, and it’s by far the best-selling electric vehicle just about everywhere in North America and Europe.
It remains to be seen if this year’s spectacular initial sales figures in Europe will be sustained, but there’s little doubt that the California carmaker is poised for more rapid growth. Tesla recently announced record deliveries of 97,000 units for Q3 2019.
While most of us measure automotive success in numbers of vehicles sold, the mining industry tends to consider the EV market in terms of the demand for the various metals used in the vehicles’ batteries. Looked at from this angle, Tesla’s position at the top of the global EV pyramid appears, if anything, even more impressive.