Tesla Model Y strengthens its position in Italy. The electric SUV became the best-selling EV in the country in April and so far through 2023.
Tesla continues to shine in the Italian automotive market. In April, its Model Y was the best-selling electric car with 480 registrations. In second place was Fiat 500E with 372 registrations. Smart ForTwo was in third place with 365 units sold. The fourth place went to the British MG MG4 with 228 cars sold. Tesla Model 3 rounded out the top five last month with 224 registrations.
While April was weaker for Tesla than in previous months, it did not spoil the whole picture for the year. Tesla Model Y, with 3,440 units, was the best-selling electric vehicle in all four months of 2023. Far behind, Fiat 500E is in second place with 1,902 registrations. Smart ForTwo is in third place with 1,697 units sold. Tesla Model 3 is in fourth place with 1,569 sales. Closing out the top 5 is Renault Megane with 877 units.
In the first four months of 2023, Tesla's share of Italy's electric vehicle market was 25.6 percent. Stellantis, which consists of 14 brands, has a 19.2 percent share. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi collectively managed to win only 13.1 percent, while Volkswagen owns 11.5 percent of the EV market.
The Tesla factory in Germany continues to increase production, which will help increase sales in Europe. Giga Berlin is expected to reach a production capacity of 6,000 Model Ys per week soon. At the moment, it is at over 5,000 units a week. This will help the manufacturer supply more vehicles to Italy and further develop the electric vehicle market there.
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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.