Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) further solidified its dominance in the electric vehicle market in September with Model 3, which once again is the world's best-selling electric vehicle. Model Y sales also continue to grow, and compared to August, the car is now holding an even stronger third place.
September was a record month with 345,000 plug-in vehicles registered. The overall automotive market is losing momentum, but the share of PEV in September reached a record of 4.9%, of which 3.4% were BEV. As a result, the share of plug-ins in 2020 was 3.4%, 2.3% of which are BEV, according to EV-Sales.
Tesla Model 3 continued its reign in September, registering a staggering 43,055 units. This result is 38% higher than in August when 31,281 vehicles were sold, which gave the Model 3 first place with a huge advantage.
On the heels of Tesla's impressive number of sales comes the Wuling Mini EV, which sold a much more modest number of vehicles, just 14,495, almost three times less than the Model 3.
The third place is again occupied by Tesla Model Y, having sold 12,685 vehicles. It should be noted that Model Y is not yet available worldwide, which means that its sales numbers only reflect registrations in North America. The Giga Shanghai-made Model Y will soon roll off the assembly line, which means a significant increase in sales of the compact electric SUV are just around the corner.
Renault Zoe is in fourth place with 11,267 registrations. Closing out the top 5 is the Volkswagen ID.3 with 8,576 deliveries. While the model's takeoff was not as big as expected, the German electric car still made it to the top 5 for September sales.
With the September data available, the overall result for 2020 can be analyzed. Tesla Model 3 remains an untouchable leader, selling astounding 238,170 vehicles, nearly four times more than its closest competitor, Renault Zoe, with 64,143 registrations. Model Y also took a confident third place--despite its infancy in the global market--with 41,692 units sold.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.