The Tesla Model 3 was first unveiled in 2016 during a live event with CEO Elon Musk. The electric sedan immediately proved popular amassing more than 325,000 reservations in the week following the unveiling.
That popularity has showed no signs of wavering with it topping sales charts in countries around the world year after year.
Now it has reached the significant milestone of becoming the first electric vehicle (EV) to accumulate more than 1 million sales.
According to data from CleanTechnica the Model 3 surpassed the milestone figure sometime towards the end of the second quarter of 2021 after approximately 225,000 were sold in the first half of the year.
By the end of Q2 2021, the data suggests total Model 3 sales stood at 1,031,588.
The number is impressive by itself, but even more so when you look at the competition. The next highest-selling EV is the Nissan Leaf which crossed 500,000 sales in December 2020.
It is worth noting the Leaf has been around much longer than the Model 3, first introduced in 2010.
But it probably won’t be the Leaf that will be the next EV to surpass 1 million sales. That will likely go to the Model Y which already has 250,000 sales in just over one year of being on the market.