Europe’s best-selling electric car is no longer the Tesla Model 3

According to data from JATO Dynamics relayed Car Industry Analysis, the Tesla Model 3 is no longer the best-selling electric car in Europe. It will be overtaken by another model of the same brand at the end of the first half of 2022.

Since the start of its marketing in Europe in 2018, the Tesla Model 3 has dominated almost all the rankings. That of the best-selling electric models, of course, but not only. Last March, the electric sedan was also the most registered car in Europe, all engines combined.

A real tour de force for the flagship model of the American brand. But his reign is losing its luster a bit in mid-2022. Yes, as the automotive industry analysis reveals the ranking of the best-selling electric cars in Europe – based on figures from JATO Dynamics – during the first half of the yearfirst place is now occupied by another model.

Great success for Model Y

But let fans of Elon Musk’s brand be reassured right away, it was another vehicle from the American manufacturer that dominated the debates between January and June. With no less than 45,165 copies sold on the old continent since the beginning of the year, it is the Tesla Model Y that comes at the top of the podium. The electric SUV is thus slightly ahead of its little sister, which sold 40,179 units in the same period..

Tea #TeslaModel3 is not Europe’s best-selling electric car anymore. This year it has been dethroned by #TeslaModelY, as already happened in the United States and China. Full standings here: https://t.co/aLdGlOni5s
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— Car Industry Analysis (@lovecarindustry) 3 August 2022

If the SUV has taken a step ahead of the sedan, it is above all for logistical reasons. The latter actually suffered the full brunt of the Covid-19 epidemic, which closed factories in China due to the strict lockdown imposed by the government last May. If the Tesla Model Y is also assembled in Asia, it will also leave the production lines in factories located in Austin, Texas, but also and especially in Berlin, Germany. Infrastructure that has not been affected by closures, despite some supply concerns due to the war in Ukraine.

City cars are on the way

The two stars of the California brand are followed a little further by the electric Fiat 500, which has 32,837 sales. This you should know this version represents 38% of sales of the city caralthough the thermal variant with mild hybridization is still marketed in parallel.

At the bottom of the podium we find the Peugeot e-208, which is in 4th place with 23,025 units sold. As a reminder, at the beginning of July, this was the best-selling electric car in France since the beginning of the year, with more than 9,000 registrations in the area.

It is then closely followed by the Volkswagen ID.4, with 23,010 units sold, itself followed by the Kia e-Niro in 6th place with 22,749 copies and whose new generation was revealed a little earlier in the year. . You have to go to 8th place to see another French car, which is none other than the Renault Zoé, with 21,082 registrations registered since January. The Dacia Spring arrives at the bottom of the top 10, with 19,689 units sold.

Complete ranking of the 10 best-selling electric models in H1 2022

1. Tesla Model Y – 45,165 copies
2. Tesla Model 3 – 40,179 copies
3. Fiat 500 – 32,837 copies
4. Peugeot e-208 – 23,025 copies
5.Volkswagen ID.4 – 23,010 copies
6. Kia e-Niro – 22,749 copies
7. Skoda Enyaq iV – 22,117 copies
8. Renault Zoe – 21,082 copies
9.Hyundai Kona 20,194 copies
10. Dacia Spring – 19,689 copies


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