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Tesla Model Y & 3 Are America’s Best-Selling Premium Cars in 10 Months of 2021 & Take 65% EV Market Share

Tesla Model Y & 3 Are America’s Best-Selling Premium Cars in 10 Months of 2021 & Take 65% EV Market Share

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Tesla Model Y and Model 3 are the two most popular premium vehicles in the U.S. for the first 10 months of 2021, regardless of powertrain. Tesla shows what electric vehicle leadership really looks like.

According to the latest new vehicle registration data from Experian, published by Automotive News, the U.S. luxury market has identified a clear winner. Having seriously competed with Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Lexus, Tesla cars objectively and categorically have taken the lead. According to the data for the first 10 months of 2021, the Tesla Model Y crossover and Tesla Model 3 sedan were the two most popular vehicles offered by any premium brand, regardless of powertrain.

From January to October, Tesla registered 134,504 Model Ys, which became the undisputed and unattainable leader. In addition to this, the manufacturer registered 112,314 Model 3s. Thus, the Texas manufacturer's vehicles have become more popular than the bestsellers offered by any premium brand, including gasoline-dependent models such as the Lexus RX, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and BMW 3 Series.

In addition, Tesla has become the undisputed leader in the U.S. EV market. Total sales of Model 3 and Y alone accounted for 65% of all electric vehicle registrations in 10 months of the year. It is obvious and indisputable that Tesla is the driving force for the development of EVs in the U.S., despite the fact that President Joe Biden, his administration, and representatives of some American automakers prefer to live in a fictional reality and ignore this fact.

Data from 2021 shows Tesla's growing strength in the new car market. The manufacturer is third behind BMW and Lexus in the luxury car registration race, and its vehicles accounted for 65 percent of all electric vehicles sold in the first 10 months of the year. So far, Tesla remains the brand that comes to mind for most people when they think of EVs, said Michelle Krebs, executive analyst at Cox Automotive.

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Eva Fox

Eva Fox

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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