Tesla Model Y Tops EV Plugin Sales in Europe for August, Leads Year-to-Date

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more popular in Europe with each passing quarter, and a new milestone has been reached with one of Tesla’s EVs at the forefront.

The Tesla Model Y led Europe’s EV sales year to date through August, with 7,011 units of the electric SUV sold in the month, according to CleanTechnica.

Additionally, plugin vehicles surpassed 20 percent of the market share in Europe during the month, even despite issues with the supply chain.

Following the Model Y and making up the rest of the segment’s top 6 were the Volkswagen ID.4 (5,796), Skoda Enyaq iV (4,669), Fiat 500e (4,032), the Dacia Spring (3,784) and the Volkswagen ID.3 (3,694).

Notably, the Tesla Model 3 ranked the tenth most sold with 2,938 units delivered in August.

As for battery-electric vehicle (BEV) market share alone, the zero-emission vehicles reached 13 percent of all new car sales, while plugin hybrid EVs reached 8 percent on their own.

Landing at 21 percent, this year’s plugin market share for vehicle registrations in August jumped 2 percent year over year.

Despite the high EV figures, Tesla’s sales still make up only a small portion of overall auto deliveries in the region. Tesla ranked seventh of all OEMs in Europe with a 6.7 percent share in the market.

But for Europe plugin vehicle sales from January to August 2022, Tesla leads fully-electric sales with the Model Y at 53,997 in first, followed by the Model 3 with 43,575 sales.