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 is overtaken by another model of the same brand at the end of the first half of 2022.

Tesla Model Y Performance

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. Indeed, 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 slightly in mid-2022. Indeed, while Car Industry Analysis reveals the ranking of the best-selling electric vehicles in Europe – based on figures from JATO Dynamics – during the first half of the yearthe first place is now occupied by another model.

Great success for the 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. Indeed, with no less than 45,165 copies sold on the Old Continent since the beginning of the year, it is the Tesla Model Y which comes at the top of the podium. The electric SUV is then slightly ahead of its little sister, sold at 40,179 units over the same period..

Tea #TeslaModel3 is not Europe’s top-selling electric car anymore. This year it has been dethroned by the #TeslaModelY, as it already happened in USA and China. Full ranking here:
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—Car Industry Analysis (@lovecarindustry) August 3, 2022

If the SUV has taken a step ahead of the sedan, it is above all for logistical reasons. Indeed, the latter suffered the full brunt of the Covid-19 epidemic, which shut down factories in China due to the strict containment imposed last May by the government. If the Tesla Model Y is also assembled in Asia, it also leaves the production lines of 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 rise

The two stars of the Californian brand are then followed a little further by the electric Fiat 500, which has 32,837 sales. You must know that this version represents 38% of sales of the city careven though 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 position 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 territory.

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