Tesla Model 3 Tops EV Sales in France for August 2021

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It’s no surprise that Tesla’s vehicles remain the world’s top-selling electric vehicles (EVs), even as the number of EVs on the road continues to grow in many countries across the world.

The Tesla Model 3 sold the most EVs in France in August, outselling the Renault Zoe and Peugeot e-208 combined, according to data from InsideEVs.

The feat also comes as France’s new passenger car registrations dropped year-over-year in France by 15 percent, for a total of 88,066 units sold total.

Of those units sold, 18,145 of them were new plugins, marking a 60 percent increase year-over-year. In addition, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) made up 11.3 percent of the market share with 9,911 units sold in France total in August, with plugin hybrids making up 8.5 percent of the market share with 7,484 units sold total.

Photo: L’Avere-France via InsideEVs

After the Tesla Model 3 dethroned the Renault Zoe as the top-selling EV earlier this summer, the Renault flagship EV dropped a few spots to land behind the Peugeot 3008 PHEV in May.

France, along with the rest of Europe’s vehicle markets, currently receives their Tesla models from the U.S. company’s China factory, based in Shanghai.

Called “Gigafactory Shanghai,” this production facility will continue producing cars for Europe, Asia and other nearby locations until Tesla opens its new Gigafactory Berlin – set for completion this year to manufacture vehicles for European customers on their home soil.

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