Tesla outsells Porsche, Volvo, Lincoln, Land Rover and Jaguar combined in the state of California for the first six months of 2013. According to the California New Car Dealers Association, 4,714 new Tesla Model S electric sedans were sold over within the half year period.

California has always been a place for early adopters that embrace the technologically innovative and the environmentally friendly. The pioneering electric cars of Tesla Motors market both and managed to surpass many automakers while only offering a single vehicle. In fact, not only did Tesla outsell Porsche, but it also outsold some mainstream luxury sedans including the Lexus GS and the Audi A6, which only sold 2,298 units, and 1,619 units in California, respectively.

In addition, Tesla sales continue to increase exponentially. In June, Tesla cars managed to even outsell Chrysler, Fiat and Mitsubishi. These are noted brands that offer a full line of vehicles including fleet registration. Tesla effectively outsold the combined sales of Jaguar and Land Rover as well.

California is the biggest state for auto sales in the country. According to forecasts, projected 2013 sales in California expect to reach 1.7 million for the year, 11.1 percent over 2012. That said, despite its success among luxury marques, Tesla sales only represent 0.6 percent of California market share. What’s more, nearly half of Tesla Model S cars sold so far have been in California.

The fact that Tesla outsells Porsche in California is a strong indication that Tesla is making remarkable progress in its home state. However, despite the recent accolades including highest safety rating tested by NHTSA and highest rating by Consumer Reports, Tesla’s electric powertrain is still a technology that the has yet to be globally embraced by mainstream consumers. Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans has greater ambitions as the electric car company is slated to introduce more affordable models to become a more mainstream brand.

The Tesla Model X electric crossover is expected to reach the market by the end of 2014, and is expected to offer a starting price positioned below the Model S sedan. The Model X will offer either 60 kWh and 85 kWh battery pack options in rear-wheel-drive, dual motor all-wheel-drive, and performance with dual motor all-wheel-drive options. Given the Tesla Model S also offers 60 kWh and 85 kWh options at a range of 206 and 265 miles, respectively, the Model X is expected to deliver marginally lower figures given its added weight and less slippery shape.

Stay tuned as we expect to learn more about Tesla Motor's upcoming Model X in the months ahead.