Tesla Model Y was the best-selling car in Europe in Q1 2023. The electric SUV has gained a significant lead over competitors that have ruled the market for years.
Tesla Model Y was the best-selling car in Europe in Q1 2023
Earlier this week, Tesla reported that Model Y was the best-selling car in Europe in Q1 2023. The electric car outsold all other cars regardless of powertrain. Model Y was the best-selling car in all key European markets, giving it a solid overall win.
Tesla Model Y is registering impressive YoY growth
According to JATO Dynamics data (via Berlinergy/Twitter), Tesla sold 71,683 Model Ys. This reflects a whopping 173% growth over the same period last year. None of the competitors even came close to such growth compared to last year. Most of the top-selling cars have experienced moderate sales growth, with some registering declines.
The previous leaders of the European market are experiencing difficulties
In second place, with 60,202 units, was Dacia Sandero. The model added 27%, compared to the same period last year. In third place was Volkswagen T-Rock with 54,960 units, registering a 50% increase in sales YoY. Peugeot 208 took fourth place with 53,336 units, up just 3%. Closing out the top 5 was Opel Corsa with 53,307 sales and an increase of 38%.
Some cars continue to register a decline in sales. For example, Volkswagen Golf in 10th place recorded a decline of 8%, Ford Puma was in 20th with a decline of 11%, and Toyota Corolla sunk to 25th after a decline of 17%.
Giga Berlin guarantees the success of Tesla Model Y
Tesla is gradually and steadily increasing Model Y sales in Europe. Special credit for this goes to Giga Berlin. The factory is now producing over 5,000 Model Ys per week, providing over 20,000 new vehicles to hit European roads. Most of the Giga Berlin-produced Model Y is intended for the European market, however some are delivered to Taiwan.