In 2018, Tesla's flagship Model S was heralded as the second fastest-selling used automobile overall, 

 including internal combustion engine cars, and the fastest-selling pre-owned electric car in the United States.

It currently ranks dead last in a recent research, reflecting a striking shift in customer taste.

That's correct, it takes 88.3 days on average to sell a used Model S, 

 compared to 49.2 days on a national level for all used cars and 34.4 days for the fastest-selling

Even the Model S's brother, the crossover Model Y, is the fastest-selling used electric vehicle (EV) 

What therefore is the rationale behind the Model S's dependence on salvage yards? 

Although the car's performance has increased over time and it still has a nice appearance