Switzerland was Tesla’s breakout European market last year and it continues to be an impressive market for the company. Deliveries were up 213% year-over-year at the end of 2015 and now we learn that  Model S deliveries are up 117% in the first quarter 2016 versus the same period last year, according to registration data.

Tesla’s all-electric sedan not only outsells other electric cars and plug-ins in the country, but also gas-powered cars in the same segment.

During the first quarter 2016, Tesla delivered 430 Model S’s in Switzerland, more than in bigger neighboring countries like Germany and France.

Tesla is trying to replicate the Model S’ success in the country to other markets in Europe. Last year, the company appointed its head of sales in Switzerland, Jochen Rudat, to lead Tesla’s team in Germany, where sales are up, but not at the level Tesla CEO Elon Musk hoped for.

Here’s a chart of Model S registrations in Switzerland over the past 3 years:switzerland model s q1 2016

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Featured image: Tesla Model S, Zurich, 2013 by James Lipman

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