Tesla Model 3 wins title of best-selling EV in the world for the fourth year in a row

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For the fourth straight year, the top-selling electric vehicle in the world was the Tesla Model 3, with over 500,000 units sold, according to data compiled by CleanTechnica.

Last year was a big year for EV sales, having three record sales months in the last four months of the year. Overall, fully electric vehicle sales grew 71 per cent year-over-year. While it was not a record-breaking year for year-over-year sales, it was still strong.

On the other side, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles saw an impressive 108 per cent jump in 2021.

Some within the industry believe that plugless hybrid vehicles may have reached their peak in 2021. Plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicle sales continue to dominate, while plugless sales are starting to dwindle. It will be an exciting trend to track in 2022.

Tesla took two out of the top five spots in best-selling electric vehicles globally. Here are the top five results:

We should note that according to CleanTechnica, this might be the last year at the top of the list for the Tesla Model 3.

That’s not bad news though, as according to projections, the Model Y looks primed and ready to overtake the Model 3 as the best-selling model in the world in 2022.

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