The Tesla Model 3 surpassed 1 million cumulative sales in August, and it hasn’t stopped growing to be one of the most purchased electric vehicles (EVs) in the world – especially in the United Kingdom.
The Tesla Model 3 landed the UK’s number one spot for the best-selling car in September, with a total of 6,879 Model 3 units sold, marking a 137 percent increase year over year, according to Yahoo Finance. The news comes amidst growing numbers of EVs, with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) seeing a total of 32,721 BEV units registered out of a total of 71,566 new EVs.
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The news comes following several gas shortages and long lines at fuel pumps in the UK between September 20 and 27, skyrocketing EV registrations through the rest of the month.
Besides the Model 3, the UK’s other top-five best-sellers year-to-date include the Vauxhall Corsa, the Volkswagen Golf, the Ford Fiesta, the Ford Puma and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
Along with an increase of BEV market share to 15.2 percent, plug-in hybrid vehicles grew to 6.4 percent, while hybrid EVs grew to 11.6 percent – up from just 8 percent the year prior.
Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk visited the UK, causing speculation over a potential car factory in the region. Musk also said last month that Tesla is undecided on a fourth Gigafactory location, and the company could be considering Russia.
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