Tesla’s Model Y was the Best-Selling Car in Europe for September, Beats Peugeot 208 Gas Car

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New data from London-based Jato Dynamics says Tesla’s Model Y was the best-selling car in Europe for the month of September, out of electric and gas vehicles, reports Reuters.

This is the first time the Model Y was the best-selling car in Europe, says Jato, with 29,367 Model Y SUVs registered in September, up 227% year-over-year.

In the second spot was the Peugeot 208, followed by Renault’s Dacia Sandero in third. Both of these are compact gas cars priced far below the electric Model Y.

For the first half of 2022 data, Jato Dynamics previously shared that The Model Y and Model 3 beat out the third best-seller the Fiat 500 for the top two spots, selling 44,472 and 39,896 units, respectively. By comparison, the Fiat 500 sold 32,777 units, while the Peugeot 208 (22,899) and the Volkswagen ID.4 (22,619) filled out the rest of the top five in the first half of 2022.

In the report, Jato noted ongoing issues plaguing the supply chain, including the still-ongoing global semiconductor shortage, increased economic uncertainty, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and ambitious emissions targets in the coming years.

Interestingly, SUVs reached a record market share on the continent, accounting for 49.5 percent of all new car registrations with about 2.74 million units sold.

One report this week said Tesla is planning to increase ship exports from Shanghai to Europe by 60 percent in the fourth quarter.

The news also comes as Tesla prepares to begin delivering its Model S and X units on the continent, expected to take place starting as early as November.

Tesla previously stated the Model Y would become the best-selling car of any kind globally by unit volume, with the goal expected to be achieved in 2023.