The Tesla Model Y is still the dominant electric vehicle in large key markets, according to new data from firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The Model Y and Model 3 are Tesla’s two best-selling vehicles and they have been widely responsible for the global EV transition as they are among the most advanced and technologically sound EVs money can buy.
Offered in various markets, the Model Y and Model 3 have been the main drivers of Tesla’s mass-market appeal, offering affordability with range, performance, and prominent tech, and are offered under the average transaction price of new vehicles in the United States.
However, the Model Y’s success goes far beyond the bounds of the fifty U.S. States, as new data from PwC shows the all-electric crossover lead sales in Europe’s “Top 4,” along with China and, of course, the United States.
The Model Y’s performance in Europe’s “Top 4,” which includes Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, shows that from January to September of this year, the car was sold 78,014 times, which towers the second-place Fiat 500e at 38,746 sales. The Model 3 landed fifth on this list, with 31,054 sales.
In China, the Model Y maintained its dominance over BYD’s Dolphin and Yuan Plus, as the Tesla vehicle had 320,109 sales from January to September, representing the first three quarters of 2023.
The Model 3 was eighth in China, with 113,620 sales through the first nine months of the year.
Finally, Tesla managed to capture three of the Top 10 spots in the U.S., including both first and second with the Model Y and Model 3, respectively.
The Model Y accumulated 296,059 sales, while the 166,042 Model 3 units were good enough to finish second in the U.S. market.
The Model X captured seventh place with 18,174 sales.
It is no secret Tesla was extremely confident in the success that the Model Y would have on a global scale. Years ago, CEO Elon Musk said that the Model Y would be the best-selling car in the world.
It accomplished that feat in Q1 2023, as it beat out the Toyota RAV4 and Corolla in global sales for the first three months of the year, marking the first time an EV had ever gained that title.
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