Tesla Model 3 leads the way as EV sales hit 6.8 per cent of the Australian market in February

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Electric vehicle sales have hit a new record in Australia, with 6.8 per cent of all recent car sales nationwide. Data via the Federated Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) showed that 5,932 EVs were sold in February out of 88,878. Full battery electric vehicle sales totalled 5,932 vehicles.

FCAI chief executive Tony Weber had this to say about another record-breaking EV month in the nation:

Growing sales of electric vehicles proves that where a battery electric product exists which suits the driving habits, needs and finances of Australian motorists, they will purchase these vehicles. The number of low emission vehicle sales demonstrates that there is an appetite among Australians for environmentally friendly vehicles.

Per The Driven, Tesla dominated the EV market with 3,516 EVs sold in February or 60 per cent of the market. While on the overall side, Tesla made up four per cent of sales.

The Tesla Model 3 was the third best-selling vehicle in the country, with 2,671 sales. While the Model Y had 864 sales in the month.

The top three vehicles in terms of overall sales were:

  1. Ford Ranger
  2. Toyota Hilux
  3. Tesla Model 3

In terms of EVs, the top five selling vehicles were:

  1. Tesla Model 3
  2. Tesla Model Y
  3. BYT Atto 3
  4. MG ZS EV
  5. Polestar 2
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