Tesla is, hands down, the most popular electric car brand in the world.
Recent global electric vehicle sales numbers for June show that nothing even comes close to the Model 3.
But sales numbers don’t tell the whole story.
The rise of Tesla and the Model 3 can also be seen on Turo, a carsharing service that has proven to be popular for those wanting to try out an electric car.
“EVs have been very successful for us,” Turo CEO Andre Haddad told me in a phone interview this past week. “A lot of people want to try the electric vehicle experience,” he said.
“As Turo has scaled so Tesla has scaled,” he added.
The number of Tesla listings on Turo has exploded from just 67 in 2014 to a whopping 10,485 (so far) in 2020, the company said.