Continuing a trend from 2021 where the Tesla Model 3 was the best selling car in Switzerland for the entire year, the Model 3 is again at the top of the list through the first six months of 2022. Its lead is not comfortable however as it is followed closely by the Model Y.
According to data from Swiss Auto, the Model 3 has accumulated 2,201 sales between January and the end of June. Less than 200 units behind is the Model Y, which has 2,029 sales during the same time period.
The electric sedan and the electric SUV from the Texas-based automaker are the only two EVs to make into the top 15 rankings. The next closest competitor is the Skoda Octavia (1,985), Audi Q3 (1,889), and the BMW X3 (1,720).
While the Model 3 and the Model Y sit atop the rankings, the path to reach that point has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride, but only because the cars have to be shipped in from Giga Shanghai.
In January the Model 3 and the Model Y had just 8 and 9 registrations respectively, putting them way behind the pack in 222nd and 216th place in the sales rankings.
It was a completely different story in March after a fresh batch of cars arrived from China. The two EVs jumped up to 3rd and 4th spot in the year to date rankings.
April and May saw bleak numbers again with just 8 sales for the Model 3 and 2 for the Model Y, until another shipment of cars arrived in June, catapulting them up to the top of the rankings. (via Blick)
With Giga Berlin now producing cars, and Giga Shanghai back up and running at full steam, the numbers in the second half of the year should be even better.
Switzerland isn’t the only country to have Tesla sit at or near the top of their sales rankings for all types of passenger cars, including those with internal combustion engines (ICE). The Model Y was the second best selling car in the UK in June, and also the most popular car in Norway last month.