Placing itself in 8th position in the top 10 bestsellers worldwide, the Tesla Model 3 confirms its place as the best-selling electric vehicle.
Since its beginnings, Tesla has never ceased to surprise, and in particular its detractors, going from a small unknown brand to a manufacturer offering a complete range and placing regularly in the tops of the best sales. A success that we owe in particular to the Model 3, currently the brand’s most affordable model.
Already last October, the electric sedan became the best-selling car in Europe, all categories and engines combined. A real tour de force for the manufacturer, which continues its ascent and enters the top 10 best-selling models worldwide.
A first in the top 10
Our colleagues from Car Industry Analysis, via their Fiat Group World site, have established a major ranking of the best-selling car models in the world for the whole of 2021. If the Toyota RAV4 (1.13 million sales) takes first place, followed by the Toyota Corolla and the Honda CR-V, Tesla is in 9th position with its Model 3. In total, no less than 508,000 units were sold during the whole of last year.
Seems quite likely at least based on revenue in 2022 & possibly total units in 2023
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 26, 2021
The American sedan then gains 11 places compared to 2020, where it was placed in 21st place in the same classification. This was thus dominated by the Toyota Corolla, which sold more than a million copies in 2021. The Tesla Model 3 is thus officially the world’s best-selling electric car. You have to go down to 19th place to find the next one, which is none other than the Model Y.
Future success for the Model Y
If Elon Musk’s electric SUV is still far from the sedan, it should soon be a great success, according to the boss of the brand. Relayed by Dave Lee on Twitterhe said he thought that “ the Tesla Model Y will become the best-selling model, all categories combined, in 2022 or 2023“. A statement again confirmed by the businessman.
According to Car Industry Analysis, the trendy SUV is expected to overtake the Model 3 in terms of sales by the end of the year. This is then followed by the Wuling Hongguang Mini EVwhich is the best-selling electric car in China in the year 2021.
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