Why Californians got about half of Tesla Model S of the whole country?

Why Californians got about half of Tesla Model S of the whole country?

There are about 38 million Californians out of about 300 million Americans. That's 12% of the population. How could it be that about half of Tesla Model S deliveries or 3,000 are in California?

The rest of the country know better just like NYT reporter Broder does?

Rich California while the rest of the country are poorer?

Too many celebrities in CA?

CA risk takers?

Come on, give me some clues please!

gregv64 | 09. April 2013

"The large number of Californians with Teslas can also be partly explained by the extensive number of stores, service centers and supercharging locations. It's hard to sell a car if the nearest test drive is an hour or more away from home."

I think you have that backwards. All those things exist in greater numbers in California because Tesla sells 40% of their cars there. It does have a multiplying effect, though.

djm12 | 09. April 2013

Could be Greg. The cause and effect relationship is unknown.

Brian H | 09. April 2013

To know it is to love it.

jillalameda | 09. April 2013

OK, someone has to say it: It's because Californians are cooler than everyone else.

LK | 09. April 2013

Are you really asking, or making conversation?

Californians are investing in a Californian Company.

Because it's unique, it's different, and we are lucky enough to have it here... enough said...

Benz | 10. April 2013

Is there a way to find out how many Tesla Model S cars were registered in the state of California per month from june 2012 until march 2013? There must be some institution in the state of California where such information can be found.

djm12 | 12. April 2013