Tesla Takes Crown for Best-Selling EVs Worldwide in June 2021

June proved to be a record-breaking month for electric vehicle (EV) sales across the globe, with battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) making up approximately 20% of all vehicles registered.

Fully electric vehicles saw a total of 407,000 registrations worldwide in June and accounted for 6.1% of the global vehicle market, up 154% year-over-year from June 2020.

According to data from CleanTechnica, the Tesla Model 3 led the pack with a whopping 70,397 units sold in June. The Model Y came in second place, with 36,727 units registered worldwide. This is based on data collected by Jose Pontes, the founder behind EV Sales Blog, writing for CleanTechnica.

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No electric offering from any other automaker even came close, save for Wuling’s Hongguang Mini EV (it’s pretty much a large golf cart?!), which outsold the Model 3 in China back in November, 2020, and gets reasonably close to the Model Y’s sales in June at 29,143 units.

It should be noted that the Model Y hasn’t made its way to Europe, one of Tesla’s biggest markets, or Australia as of yet. Sales of the all-electric Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) will continue to grow as availability expands to more regions.

In its recent earnings call for Q2, Tesla reported a strong second quarter, making good on expectations of 200,000+ units sold and posting net earnings of $1.1 billion USD.