For electric vehicle enthusiasts, August 2023 has been nothing short of exhilarating. Enter the Tesla Model Y: the superstar of EVs, cruising to the top of the sales charts.
To kick things off, let’s talk numbers. With a staggering 115,885 sales in August alone, the Tesla Model Y was an unmatched force in the EV arena.
In the words of José Pontes from CleanTechnica, “Tesla Model Y continues to firmly hold its place as the best-selling electric car in the world.”
It soared so high that it sold twice as many units as its closest rival, the BYD Song, which clocked in 57,603 units.
Now, while BYD Song claimed second place, it was closely trailed by another Tesla gem, the Model 3, boasting 48,518 sales. The BYD Qin Plus and BYD Seagull followed, securing the fourth and fifth spots with 42,818 and 34,841 units, respectively.
But what does this mean for the broader auto landscape? In a monumental leap, global electric vehicle registrations saw a 45% hike compared to August 2022. And here’s the highlight: EV sales now comprise a hefty 18% of global auto sales.
Diving deeper, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) alone captured 13% of the market, making up a resounding 71% of all plug-in registrations.
Beyond numbers, what truly stands out is Tesla’s unyielding dominance. While the company is ramping up Model Y production, this vehicle’s global market share isn’t just steady – it’s rising. It’s not just about EVs anymore.
As of July, the Model Y was the world’s top-selling car, period. And with Europe already conquered in the first eight months, Elon Musk’s bold prediction seems closer to reality: the Tesla Model Y is on track to become the globe’s best-selling vehicle in 2023.
So, buckle up, EV aficionados! If these trends are anything to go by, the electric revolution isn’t merely here – it’s charging full steam ahead.