In a market still impacted by the crisis, Tesla is doing well and occupies the first two places in electric car sales in Europe during the month of February.
While automobile sales, all categories combined, fell by 5.4% during the month of February with 794,576 units sold, electric vehicles are staying on course. According to figures from Jato Dynamics, 87,000 100% electric cars were registered on European soil in the second month of the year, an increase of 77% compared to February 2021.
The Tesla Model 3 largely in the lead
If the recent increase in Tesla car prices in France should lead to a significant drop in order volume, the effect will probably not be felt for several months. With a huge order book, Elon Musk’s brand continues to lead the European market. The best-selling electric car in Europe in 2021, the Tesla Model 3 ends the month of February with a comfortable lead over its competitors. With 9,061 units sold, the American sedan represents more than 10% of registrations in the segment.
The Tesla Model Y also achieves an impressive boost. With 6,729 registrations, the American SUV propels itself to second place in the European ranking. And it could only begin… With the start of production at the gigafactory in Berlin, the Model Y could soon be available in other variants. In particular, we expect the arrival of a rear-wheel-drive version that is much more affordable than the all-wheel-drive versions currently offered.
As for the other models, the electric Fiat 500 finished in third place in the ranking. With 3,796 copies sold, the little Italian is ahead of the Kia e-Niro and the Hyundai Ioniq 5, respectively registered at 3,255 and 3,032 copies.
Top 10 Electric Europe – February 2022
|Tesla Model 3||9,061|
|Tesla Model Y||6,729|
|Kia e Niro||3,455|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||3,255|
|Mini Cooper SE||2,246|
The Peugeot 3008 queen of plug-in hybrids
On the rechargeable hybrid, the increase is less marked than on the electric. With 67,400 units sold, the segment grew by only 6% compared to the previous year.
In the classification by model, the Peugeot 3008 plug-in hybrid wins. With 3,611 new registrations recorded in February, the tricolor SUV exceeds the Ford Kuga and BMW Serie 3 plug-in hybrids, respectively sold at 2,898 and 2,891 copies.
Top 10 plug-in hybrid Europe – February 2022
|BMW 3 Series||2,891|