Tesla Achieves European Sales Record in Q4, Surging 70% Year-Over-Year

Tesla sold a record 92,000 electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe during the fourth quarter of 2022, representing a 77% gain from the previous quarter and a 70% increase year-over-year from the same quarter in 2021 (via @piloly).

On Monday, Tesla reported an all-time high of 405,278 deliveries across the globe for Q4, which has historically been the company’s biggest quarter of the year. For the whole of 2022, Tesla delivered a record 1,313,851 vehicles globally.

Germany, the U.K., France, and Norway accounted for more than 75% of Tesla’s European sales between October and December 2022.

Tesla is quickly gaining momentum in Germany, home to Europe’s largest automotive market. The company’s prevalence in Germany and Europe as a whole will only increase as it ramps up production at its Gigafactory in Berlin-Brandenburg. In mid-December, Giga Berlin achieved a weekly production rate of 3,000 units for the first time.

Despite having a relatively smaller automotive market, Norway is currently the global frontrunner in EV adoption. Four in every five vehicles sold in Norway last year were all-electric, with Tesla outselling every other car brand in the country for the second year in a row. Tesla also led EV sales in France for the entirety of 2022.

Last month, we reported that Tesla had set new quarterly delivery records in at least four European countries.

In September, Tesla’s Model Y beat the gas-powered Peugeot 208 to become Europe’s best-selling car of the month. It also dominated plug-in electric car sales across the continent through August.