According to the latest data on car sales in Europe, the Tesla Model 3 took second place in the overall ranking of the best-selling cars, surpassing almost all models with internal combustion engines, except for the Volkswagen Golf. Tesla Model 3 demand has grown by 262% over the past year.
The European auto industry is still grappling with the effects of the pandemic and semiconductor shortages. There was a slight increase in sales of electric and hybrid vehicles in May 2021, and new car registrations increased by 13% compared to the same period last year. But demand is still far from pre-pandemic levels, with 1,268,683 vehicles registered in 26 European countries during the month, 14% less than in June 2019. The total volume for the first half of 2021 reached 6.41 million units, which is 27% more than in 2020, but 23% less than in the first half of 2019.
In June 2021, electrified vehicles (EVs and PHEVs) performed well, accounting for 18.5% of the market, up from 8.2% in June 2020. A total of 126,000 electric vehicles and 104,000 hybrids were sold. Tesla Model 3 leads the list of best-selling electric vehicles, followed by Renault Zoe and Volkswagen ID.3. The top ten among electrified cars looks like this:
Below are the top ten best-selling vehicles (internal combustion engines, electric vehicles, and hybrids) in Europe in June this year: