For the first time, Tesla’s Model 3 is the best-selling electric car in Europe. This is a first for two reasons. First, by contrast, there is no longer a German automaker in the top three places. Second, it is the following indication of a turning point in the automotive market.
The U.S. electric car manufacturer Tesla has reached the number one spot for best-selling cars in Europe for the first time with its Model 3. In September, 24,591 vehicles of the series were newly registered, showing data from the analysis firm Jato Dynamics. Volkswagen, the market leader on the continent for years with the Golf, on the other hand, is plummeting in the statistics. With 17,507 new registrations, the Golf only ranked fourth in September, behind the Renault Clio small car and the Dacia Sandero. For many months now, only new registrations of electric cars have been growing in Europe, while sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles have fallen sharply.