Tesla Model Y became Europe's best-selling car in September, leaving the gasoline burning dinosaurs in the dust. Almost 29,400 vehicles were registered in the month, almost 10,000 units more than its closest competitor, Peugeot 208.
In September, the European new car market saw growth for the second month in a row, following a 3.5% increase in total volume recorded in August, according to JATO Dynamics. Demand for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) increased significantly last month with 160,869 units registered. The volume increased by 15%, amounting to 15.6% of the total number of registrations. Germany led the way in September, accounting for 27% of total European demand, made possible by Tesla and its manufacturing facility there. In September, Tesla performed particularly well, accounting for just over one in four electric vehicles registered in Europe.
Tesla's success was guaranteed by its Model Y compact SUV, which became the best-selling car of any type in Europe in September. It is worth noting that Model Y also became the best-selling car in China last month, underscoring its gradual takeover of the automotive market on its way to becoming the world's best-selling car.
September was a historic month for Tesla Model Y in Europe, with an impressive 29,367 units registered. That is nearly 10,000 units more than its closest competitor, Peugeot 208, which sold 19,601 units. The gap is simply stunning and highlights the high demand for an electric SUV that offers the best combination of price, quality, and performance. In third place is Dacia Sandero with 17,733 units. In fourth and fifth places are Skoda Octavia and Toyota Yaris with 17,226 and 16,275 units respectively.
Tesla Model Y has confidently begun its victory march. Its sales results in Q3 are impressive, despite the fact that Tesla's factories were not working constantly and at full capacity during the quarter. Giga Shanghai will be operating at full capacity in Q4, and Giga Berlin has already increased production and will continue to do so, which means this quarter promises to be impressive. For now, everything points to Model Y being the world's best-selling car already in 2023.
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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.