In what is becoming a familiar story, Tesla is once again outselling the competition in Europe ahead of the official opening of Giga Berlin.
This time it is the Model 3 in Germany, which was the country’s most popular midsize car in November.
According to data from nextmove, a total of 3,825 Model 3s were registered last month, giving the electric sedan a 20% share of Germany’s midsize market segment.
That segment is littered with vehicles from German automakers, but even their homegrown roots weren’t enough to topple Tesla.
In fact, it wasn’t even that close.
In second place was the VW Passat with 2,264 registrations during the same time period.
Even the combined registrations of third and fourth place, the Mercedes C-Class (2,195) and BMW 3-Series (1,727) was only just enough to beat the Model 3.
The popularity of the Model 3, and electric vehicles (EVs) in general is something that should worry German automaker who have so far been slow to shift their lineups to electric.
As we told you earlier this month, Tesla’s sales in the country increased 234% last month while overall car sales plunged 32%.
Tesla’s dominance should only increase further with the impending opening of Giga Berlin. The factory is expected to receive its final approvals to begin production this month or next.
Once it is up and running, the factory will be able to produce one complete car body every 45 seconds, or more than 600,000 per year.
Elon Musk has said the eventual goal for Giga Berlin is to produce 5,000, or even 10,000 cars per week at maximum capacity.