Back in August, we brought you the news that the Tesla Model Y was destined for great things and had proved so popular it looked set to take on the rest of the auto world. In November, the Model Y electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) became the best-selling vehicle in Europe. This was for all cars, not just electric vehicles (EVs).
During the month Tesla sold 19,144 Model Y electric cars representing a year-over-year gain of more than 260 per cent. What’s even more impressive is that this was after the Model Y fell out of the top 50 list in Europe the month before. In the process, the Model Y overtook the Volkswagen Golf which was Europe’s best-selling car in October.
The overall success of Model Y is believed to be a combination of the Model Y’s sleek design and advanced technologies in a more family-friendly sized SUV and the increasing appeal of electric cars.
Tesla had a good month with overall sales for the brand totalling 31,820 units. This was an impressive 97 per cent increase from the previous month. This was the third time that led Telsa overall vehicle sales in Europe after the Model 3 was the top dog in March and the Model Y was the top-seller car in September.
In the UK, the Tesla Model Y and Model 3 were the top two sellers respectively in March. In Germany, Europe’s largest vehicle market, the Model 3 overtook the Model Y as the most popular car during November. Tesla sold 6,811 Model 3s and 3,687 Model Ys respectively.
Overall it has been an amazing year for Tesla. Sales during the first quarter of 2022 accounted for almost 60 per cent of all electric cars sold globally from the top 10 leading carmakers.
The company has shown its resilience in the electric vehicle market by sustaining the number of deliveries during a period when the general market has been affected by parts shortage and challenging economic conditions. We look forward to seeing what 2023 brings for the best-selling electric vehicle company.