Tesla launched the Model 3 in Israel earlier this year, and its rising popularity has helped boost increase electric vehicle (EV) sales in the country to record figures.
In the first 11 months of the year, more than 9,600 EVs have been sold in Israel. That is 700% more than in the same time period in 2020.
The huge increase in sales has taken a large chunk of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle sales.
EV market share in Israel now stands at 3.4%, up from 0.7% last year.
The Tesla Model 3 took the lion’s share of those sales. The automaker has delivered 5,280 cars in Israel this year, accounting for 55% of all EV sales this year, according to a report by The Globes.
In a distant second place is the MG ZS EV (15.3%) and Aiways U5 (4.4%).
The numbers are expected to increase for Tesla before the end of the year. Nearly 900 Rear-Wheel Drive Model 3s (formerly Standard Range Plus) are expected to arrive in the country in December.
They were supposed to have already been offloaded from Giga Shanghai, but there was a delay in obtaining regulatory approvals because of the updated changes in the 2022 model year.
Sales should increase even more in 2022 as the Model Y is expected to launch in Israel early next year.
Source: The Globes