Tesla’s Model 3 has remained the most popular electric car in a number of countries around the world, and in the United Kingdom, the car has clinched the title of June’s top-selling vehicle.
The Tesla Model 3 was named Britain’s top-selling vehicle in June with 5,468 units sold, according to Yahoo Finance. The electric vehicle (EV) outsold the next best-seller, the Volkswagen Golf, by over 800 units, signaling a major shift towards EVs in the country.
Data from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said on Monday the Tesla Model 3 saw 5,468 cars sold, beating out the second-place gasoline car, Volkwagen’s Golf.
While the Tesla Model 3 is the only battery electric vehicle (BEV) represented in the country’s top 10 sellers in June, it also doesn’t appear in the top 10 year-to-date.
In March, the country reduced its EV grant eligibility MSRP limit, effectively disqualifying the Model 3 from eligibility for the federal EV grant. In response, Tesla simply lowered the price of the Model 3 by £2,500 to counter ineligibility.
In an update early this year, it was discovered that Tesla’s U.K. Model 3 units would be built in China, produced at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Shanghai.
Tesla also recently built a Model 3 police cruiser for the U.K. to test out, and while a number of U.S. police departments have adopted EVs, this one is a first for the U.K.
For Q2, Tesla reported a record of delivering over 200,000 vehicles in a single quarter for the first time, up 122% year-on-year.
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