Tesla Model 3 Is Ranked As The Third Best Selling car In The UK
The Tesla Model 3 has become the first electric car to be ranked as one of the top-selling cars in the UK albeit for the month of August. That’s quite an achievement when you consider the take-up and sales of electric cars is still comparatively small compared to the dominant fossil-fueled cars. Tesla sold 2,082 units to elevate the brand to position 3, behind the Ford Fiesta and VW Golf. Tesla performance alone helped push up overall sales of electric cars by 337 percent.
For the first six months of the year, the Model 3 also enabled Tesla to become the best selling electric car brand in Europe with sales of 37,227 units. The Renault Zoe slotted in at number 2 with 23,914 with the Nissan Leaf in thrid.
But this is still a small drop in the ocean for the electric car, overall sales in Europe totaled 161,000 units for the first six months of 2019. As with any rise, there is always a fall and demand is expected to decrease until the end of the year.
In July, for example, the Model 3 only sold 590 unit in Holland. But the Model 3 was the best selling car in Norway. An SUV version of the called the Model Y will arrive in 2022. Elon Musk reckons the Model Y will become its biggest seller.