Matthew BeedhamEditor, SHIFT by TNW
Matthew is the editor of SHIFT. He likes electric cars, and other things with wheels, wings, or hulls. Matthew is the editor of SHIFT. He likes electric cars, and other things with wheels, wings, or hulls.
March’s EV sales figures for Europe are starting to come in, and would you believe it, the Tesla Model 3 is back on top.
The Tesla Model 3 was the number one selling EV in Germany, France, and the Netherlands, according to figures shared by EV-Sales blog.
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In Germany, 3,699 Tesla Model 3s were sold in March. The second most popular EV was the VW e-Up! which sold 3,599 units. The Hyundai Kona EV came in third, selling 3,237 vehicles.
While the Model 3 took the top spot as the most popular selling EV in the country, the most popular electrified brand turned out to be VW. Perhaps not surprising given its German heritage.
In fact, four of the top six electrified vehicles sold in the country in March were made by VW.
Further west in France, the Tesla Model 3 was also the most popular EV, and by a long way.
Some 4,524 Model 3s were sold in the nation, that’s nearly 3,000 more units than the second place EV.
Unsurprisingly, offerings from home country brands Peugeot and Renault also proved popular. In fact, six of the top ten EVs sold were made by the French pair.
The electric Peugeot 208 was the second most popular EV selling 1,667 units in March, the 3008 PHEV was the third most popular with 1,571 sales.
The perennial Renault Zoe came in fourth, selling 1,519 vehicles.
With no local brands to chose from, the Netherlands’ favorite EVs is a more holistic affair, but one thing is certain, the Tesla Model 3 was the most popular selling 341 units in the low lying nation.
The Swedes and Germans took second and third spot with the Volvo XC40 PHEV and the VW ID.4, selling 257 and 247 units respectively.
While brands like Peugeot, Renault, and VW are bringing noble and worthy offerings to the market, no one vehicle seems capable of knocking the Tesla Model 3 off the top spot.
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