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Europe is the third-largest market for Tesla and is showing a constant increase in interest in the company's vehicles. In May 2021, Tesla's sales in Europe were up nearly 240% over the same period last year.
2020 was weighed down by the height of the coronavirus pandemic, yet it was quite successful for Tesla. Electric cars from the Californian manufacturer were significantly more popular than their gasoline counterparts and became the best-selling cars in a number of European countries. Although Tesla sales in May were weaker than expected due to COVID-19, 2,698 units were sold in the month, significantly higher than other manufacturers.
In 2021, the popularity of the Californian manufacturer's cars continues to grow, significantly increased compared to 2019 and 2020. In May of this year, around 9,143 Tesla vehicles were sold in the European market, which is 239% more than in the same period of 2020 and 123% more than in 2019.
Source: Wiki/Tesla Motors Club
Tesla's popularity in Europe has always been high, but the Fremont factory could not meet the demand in the local market. At the end of 2020, the company began shipping vehicles from China, which helped to partially satisfy it. With the expansion of Giga Shanghai's production capacity, shipments to Europe will increase. In addition, Giga Berlin will soon begin production and German-made Teslas will begin to flood the European market, posting new record sales.
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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.