Tesla has been able to do what many critics thought wasn’t possible and outsell all other auto brands in Germany as the Model Y was the most popular car in the country in September.
The Texas-based automaker was able to achieve this feat just seven months after opening Giga Berlin and well before it has fully ramped production.
Last week we reported that Tesla registrations in Germany increased 70% year-over-year (YoY) last month, helping EVs secure a 20% market share in September.
At the time the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) only released cumulative data, but today they released additional data showing the Model Y was the top-seller in the country, even when including internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in the mix.
According to the KBA Tesla delivered 9,848 Model Ys and 3,876 Model 3s in Germany in September, for a total of 13,724 Tesla registrations overall.
With the nearly 10,000 deliveries, the Model Y easily outsold a perennial and hometown favourite in the Volkswagen Golf, which accumulated 7,095 registrations during the 30-day month.
Rounding out the top 3 best sellers was the VW Tiguan (5,887), followed by the Skoda Octavia (5,786) and VW T-Roc (5,135), according to nextmove.de.
The nearly 4,000 Model 3 deliveries was enough to make the electric sedan the 8th most popular car in Germany last month. (h/t: @SawyerMerritt)
Through the first nine months of the year Tesla has now delivered just under 40,000 vehicles, about halfway to its internally stated goal of 80,000 units in 2022.
That means Tesla will have to deliver as many cars in the final three months of the year as they have up to this point. This isn’t impossible considering Giga Berlin is ramping production and now producing over 2,000 cars per week.
The company hopes to increase that to as many as 5,000 per week by the end of the year. Combined with the Model 3 imports from Giga Shanghai, and the possibility of Model S/X deliveries starting next month, Tesla has a shot at achieving its target based on the popularity of their cars in VW and Mercedes-Benz’s stomping grounds.