Tesla Model Y Leads EV Sales in Germany for March and Q1

Tesla earned the best-seller spot for both Q1 overall and March in Germany, according to vehicle sales data in the country, as spotted and shared by @Berlinergy on Tuesday.

Overall in Q1, Tesla led electric vehicle (EV) sales with 20,654 units sold in total, representing a 21.8-percent battery-electric vehicle (BEV) market share in the country. In March alone, Tesla also led with 8,703 sales, representing a 19.7-percent market share.

During the month and the quarter, Tesla outsold automotive giants including Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai and BMW, among many others.

Tesla sold 15,851 Model Y units in Q1 and 5,701 units in March alone, making it the top BEV sold in both March and Q1 as a whole. The Model 3 was the fourth best-seller across the month and quarter, selling 2,560 in the month and 4,188 units across the quarter.

Vehicles trailing behind the Model Y in Q1 included Volkswagen’s ID.3 (5,285) and the ID.4, ID.5 suite (6,782), with the Audi Q4 e-tron (3,602) directly following the Model 3 in fifth, while the Q8 e-tron (3,449) followed in sixth.

The news comes after onlookers noted Tesla’s strong sales in Germany last month, as it crept past the fourth-best-selling vehicle spot to now become the best-seller in BEVs overall.

Tesla opened its Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg location last year, and it has since focused on ramping up production, recently reaching a milestone of producing 5,000 vehicles per week.