In fact, sales of Elon Musk's electric car have surpassed Porsche, Jaguar, Volvo, Land Rover, and Lincoln, according to new figures from the California New Car Dealers Association.
Year-to-date, the luxury carmaker has sold 4,714 cars in California, versus 4,586 for Porsche (OTCPK:POAHF), 1,254 for Jaguar, 2,982 for Volvo (Stockholmsborsen:VOLV.B-SE), 4,022 for Land Rover, and 2,230 for Lincoln (NYSE:F).
Tesla also has outsold Fiat (Milan Stock Exchange: F-IT) (3,898), Buick (GM) (4,675), and Mitsubishi (2,939) this year in California.
In percentage terms, Tesla sales zoomed 3,3571 percent in California compared to the period a year ago. That's because it had sold just 14 cars in the period of 2012.
Toyota Motor (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 7203.T-JP) and Honda Motor (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 7267.T-JP) are California's biggest seller this year, at 157,035 and 100,416, respectively.
Tesla shares have gained $16 billion in market cap this year, more than the total market cap value of about half of the S&P 500 components.
-By CNBC's Marty Steinberg
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