The Tesla Model Y is a hit in Europe when it did not sell this summer, we explain why

The sales figures for European electric cars for the month of July 2022 have just fallen. The Tesla Model Y still leads the dance, but it is strongly heckled by its competitors, French and Korean.

Tesla Model Y

The superiority of Tesla’s Model Y has not yet ended in Europe, far from it. Indeed, it remains the best-selling electric car between January and July 2022. But beware, since the competition is gaining momentum, as proven by the sales figures for July 2022 on the Old Continent.

Top 10 electric cars in July in Europe

Indeed, as can be seen in the image of the sales figures compiled by Data Force and relayed by Automotive News Europe, the top 10 electric cars sold in Europe in July are eclectic to say the least.

Car July 2022
New Fiat 500 5,069
Volkswagen ID.4 4,878
Skoda Enyaq iV 4,674
Volkswagen ID.3 3,720
Renault Megane E-Tech 3,534
Peugeot 208* 3,412*
Hyundai Kona* 3,383
Dacia Spring 3,049
Cupra Born 3,007
Hyundai Ioniq 5 2,847

We find the small city car, Fiat 500, in first position, followed by the Volkswagen ID.4 neck and neck. The Skoda Enyaq iV (in the uncut version) follows its cousin very closely, since it is based on the same platform. The Volkswagen ID.3 also performed well during the month of July in Europe, slightly more than its competitor, Renault’s Megane E-Tech.

The Peugeot e-208 still appears in this top 10, in 6th place, ahead of Hyundai’s Kona Electric, itself closely followed by the Dacia Spring, the cheapest electric car on the French market. In penultimate position, we find the Cupra Born and finally the Ioniq 5 from Hyundai, which brings up the rear.

Top 5 electric cars since January 2022

But ultimately, the most interesting is the top 5 to date, from January 2022 to July 2022. And here, the ranking is very different, since Tesla takes the first two places, with its Model Y followed by the Model 3. Since the month of June, Tesla’s SUV is the best-selling in Europe, ahead of the American brand’s electric sedan. And we imagine that the marketing of the Model Y Propulsion, cheaper than the equivalent Model 3, will reinforce this situation in the months to come.

Car January – July 2022
Tesla Model Y 46,937
Tesla Model 3 40,928
Fiat 500 37,868
Volkswagen ID.4 28,175
Peugeot e208 26,437

The Fiat 500, however, comes to shade Tesla a little, in third place. The step is great between the third and fourth place which welcomes Volkswagen’s electric SUV, the ID4. The Peugeot e-208 city car brings up the rear, and we imagine that the new version with greater autonomy should consolidate its position in the coming months.

Why Tesla delivered almost no cars in July 2022?

Why don’t we find Tesla in the top 10 for the month of July? Quite simply because of Tesla’s boat delivery system, which brings together a maximum of deliveries over a short period. Thus, zero Tesla Model Y were delivered to customers in July in Europe compared to only 888 Model 3. But deliveries in August started again.

However, the situation for electric car sales is different in France, with a totally different top 10, where Tesla gives way to competitors.

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