Tesla Model 3 in August Becomes Best Selling EV Year-To-Date in Australia

Tesla Model 3 in August Becomes Best Selling EV Year-To-Date in Australia

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Clarification: EV Sales deleted the original article with the data specified in the Tesmanian article. They wrote that the August figures are estimates. Based on the new information, we recommend that you consider the data presented in the article as a preliminary forecast.

Tesla Model 3 sales in August show an increase in vehicle demand around the world. In Australia, the most popular model from Tesla became the best-selling electric car in August and in 2020 as a whole.

About 6,000 plug-ins were sold in Australia this year, up 65% from the same period last year, EV-Sales reported. At the same time, 69% of registrations belong to fully electric vehicles. The main reason for the good indicators in the country was the emergence of the Tesla Model 3, which accounts for about a third of plugin registrations.

In August, Tesla sold 292 Model 3s, taking 1st place in sales. SAIC MG ZS EV sold 151 units, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - 89, Nissan Leaf - 34, Hyundai Kona EV - 20, which brought them 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th places respectively.

Source: EV-Sales

The data for 2020 is slightly different. The Tesla Model 3 remains the untouchable leader with 1,700 sales. SAIC MG ZS EV and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV also ranked 2nd and 3rd respectively. But Nissan and Hyundai are in other positions in the overall ranking. The Hyundai Kona EV sold 310 units, which earned it 4th place, while the Nissan Leaf sold just 250 units for the 5th place slot.


In the overall rating, Tesla does not appear to have close competition. The California-based company with its Model 3 accounts for 29% of 2020 sales. Its closest competitor, MG SAIC, is in 2nd place with 17%, followed by Mitsubishi with a 14% market share.

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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.

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