Tesla Model Y shone brightly in the European electric car market in January 2023. The compact SUV has become the best-selling EV, well ahead of its competitors.
The European market for electric vehicles showed a slight increase in January 2023. Most brands registered an increase in sales, although the growth was really modest. Felipe Munoz, Global Analyst at JATO Dynamics, believes that this is due to the fact that manufacturers do not have car models affordable to a wide range of consumers, which, combined with a lack of incentives from governments, is having a negative impact on the market.
However, this did not concern Tesla at all. The brand registered a whopping 1,018% growth compared to the same period last year. While this accounted for the sales of all four of the manufacturer's models, the clear winner was Model Y. Its strong sales ensured it topped the list of best-selling electric vehicles in Europe in January 2023.
Last month, 7,147 Tesla Model Ys were sold in European countries, which made it absolutely unattainable to competitors. In second place, far behind, is Dacia Spring with 4,242 units. Third place is held by Volkswagen ID.4 with 3,812 sales. In fourth place is also Volkswagen with 3,348 ID.3. Closing out the top 5 is Fiat 500 with 3,248 units.
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Tesla's success in the European car market has been driven by Giga Berlin, which can now produce a significant number of vehicles. Although some of them are sent outside the region (to Taiwan), the remaining amount is still enough to outperform competitors here. Giga Berlin continues to ramp up production and will soon reach a weekly capacity of 4,000 units, further supporting Tesla's sales in the region.
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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.