Tesla Model 3 tops European EV sales in September 2020

Despite what some critics might want you to believe, the latest EV sales figures show Tesla is doing just fine in what is likely the most competitive EV market in the world.

In a month that saw a record 91,615 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) registered in Europe, a staggering 120% increase year over year (YoY), the Tesla Model 3 came out on top with 16,125 deliveries last month. The more affordable and homegrown Renault Zoe and VW ID.3 came in second and third place respectively.

Sept 2020 EV sales Europe
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Broken down by region, the United Kingdom had the most deliveries at 4,800 (a new record), followed by Germany (2,776), Norway (1,116), and France (1,083).

The numbers for Norway are particularly strong, with September being the country’s highest monthly total in all of 2020. Norway has the world’s highest rate of EV adoption, so the fact the Model 3 is still a strong seller is a good sign for the automaker.

Those figures are likely to increase as Tesla recently cut the price of the Standard Range Plus and Long Range Model 3 in Norway by as much as 10%.

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