Tesla Model 3 Claims World’s Top-Selling EV in February; Model Y Third

The Tesla Model 3 has been topping world sales charts on and off for months, with the Model Y and vehicles from Chinese automakers filling up February’s five top-selling EVs worldwide.

According to EV Sales, Tesla’s Model 3 sold more units around the world than any other EV, with a total of 28,014 units.

Immediately following the Model 3 in global charts was the Wuling HongGuang Mini EV – despite only being available in China, just like the month’s fourth and fifth best-selling EVs.

The Wuling Mini EV (which is almost like a golf cart?) sold a total of 20,167 units, with the Tesla Model Y trailing behind with 13,971 units delivered. Following the top three were the GW ORA Black Cat and the BYD Han EV, with 4,565 and 4,100 units sold, respectively.

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Year-to-date, the Wuling Mini EV tops sales charts, with a total of 56,929 units delivered – ahead of the Model 3’s 49,611 units and the Model Y’s 23,568 units. It’s hard to compare when the Mini EV is targeting the low-end market of EV buyers.

While the best-selling plugin hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) was the Volvo XC60 with 3,904 deliveries in February (8,023 YTD), it was immediately followed by the Volvo XC40, with 3,768 units delivered (7,437 YTD).

On Wednesday, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives stated that he believes Tesla’s deliveries will outperform Wall Street estimates, with the potential to deliver as many as 170,000 units by the end of the year’s first quarter.