The Tesla Model Y is proving to be as popular as CEO Elon Musk thought it was going to be.
After the first deliveries began in March, six months ahead of what was already a moved-up schedule, the Model Y is quickly climbing the charts of global EV sales.
According to data from EV Sales, the Model Y has already surpassed the Model X with nearly 14,000 sales in the US and Canada. That is despite the Model Y missing out on the first two and half months of sales. Sales were also helped with the recent launch of the electric SUV in Canada.
Not to be outdone, the Model 3 is continuing to be Tesla’s top-seller, having sold more than 142,000 units in the first 6 months of 2020, and more than 35,000 in the month of June alone.
To put that number in perspective, the next highest-selling EV in the world, the Renault Zoe, sold a little over 37,000 units in the first six months of 2020.
Despite two months of their only vehicle manufacturing facility in the US being closed due to COVID-19, Tesla recently maintained its annual guidance and hopes to deliver 500,000 vehicles in 2020. With continued strong sales of the Model 3, and the rapidly climbing numbers for the Model Y, Tesla has a good shot at reaching that goal.