Tesla Model 3 became the most popular electric car in Europe

Tesla Model 3 became the most popular electric car in Europe

October 24, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

In the general list of best-selling cars, it takes 11th place.

JATO Dynamics analytic agency published data on European sales of new cars for September and nine months of this year. According to the report, a total of 1.28 million vehicles were sold last month, with Volkswagen Golf and Opel Corsa being the most popular models. At the same time, Tesla Model 3 took first place in the rating of electric cars, and in the general list – 11th.

In September 2019, the European market grew by 14.4 percent compared to the same period in 2018, but dipped 1.6 percent year on year. Moreover, in Germany alone, an increase of 22.4 percent was recorded, up to 245 thousand cars. For comparison, in September 157 129 cars were sold in Russia; the market shrank by 0.2 percent, and in the first nine months, the drop was exactly two percent.

The most popular among Europeans are cars with gasoline engines: their share in September this year was 59 percent, and a year earlier – 58 percent. They are followed by diesel (29 and 33 percent in 2019 and 2018, respectively) and green cars. The list of the latter includes conventional and rechargeable hybrids, as well as electric cars. The share of such cars in total sales is 10 percent. The most popular battery cars are the Tesla Model 3, Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf.

Classification by market segment shows that crossovers (39.2 percent), subcompact models (18.9 percent), compacts (17.3 percent), city cars (7.5 percent) and mid-size cars like BMW shared the largest market share among themselves. 3 Series (7.1 percent). The share of luxury cars is 0.2 percent.

The Top 25 best-selling European models include Volkswagen Golf, Opel Corsa, Renault Clio, Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Ford Fiesta. Closing the list is Volkswagen Polo, Renault Duster, Hyundai Tucson, BMW 3 Series and Ford Kuga.