Israel has become one of Tesla’s strongest export markets, and thus the electric vehicle manufacturer has identified the country as a priority market in terms of allocating new cars, a source in the company told “Globes”. Not only has Tesla seen strong sales since launching its operations at the beginning of the year, but it has also seen an above-average percentage of sales in more expensive performance and long-range models. Related articles Car shipments in Israel reached an all-time high in Tesla to open the first Israeli store in the coming months Tesla to face the fierce competition for electric cars in Israel Tesla to target Israeli technology business fleets So far this year, 2,900 Tesla 3 cars have been delivered to Israel and Only 55% of them were basic models. On average, 70% of Tesla electric cars purchased in Europe are the base model. Also, in absolute numbers, the Israeli car market has become one of the strongest for Tesla in the European standards segment. Next week, an additional shipment of 1,700 Tesla 3 cars, which were manufactured in China, will arrive in Israel, with almost all of them already sold out. This brings the number of Tesla vehicles delivered to Israel to 4,600, and an additional shipment is expected in November. For comparison’s sake, Tesla sold about 50,000 Tesla 3 cars in the first half of 2020, in all 12 markets in the European Union where it sells cars. In the Netherlands, for example, it sold only 969 cars, in Spain 1,322 cars, and in the United Kingdom 7,164 cars. One of the reasons for Tesla’s sales strength in Israel is the lack of competitors, while in the European Union Tesla faces fierce competition from Volkswagen, Hyundai and others. Market sources believe that all future Tesla shipments to Israel and the European Union will be made in China due to strong demand in the United States. Published by Globes, Israel business news – en.globes.co.il – on July 28, 2021 © Copyright Globes Publisher Itonut (1983) Ltd. 2021..