The Tesla Model Y was the best-selling car in Europe in September 2022

Tesla Model Y was the best-selling car in Europe in September 2022
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The car registrations in Europe they increased in September by 9% year-on-year, which is the second month of growth, after a period of challenging decline from June 2021 to July 2022.

In addition, the electric car sales pluggable they are also growing, but at a slightly lower rate than the general market.

According to data from EV Volumes, shared by Jose Pontes, almost 250,000 new plug-in cars were registered in the old continent in September, 7% more than a year ago. It has been the best month since March. In addition, the market share amounted to 24%, almost 1 in 4 new cars.

For its part, sales of electric cars improved 16% year over year, so they are above the general average of the market.

When it comes to new plug-in car registrations: BEVs (battery electric vehicles) are around 165,000 (up 16% year over year) and 16% share. And the PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) in about 85,000 and 8% share. This generates a total of 249,721 (7% more year after year) and 24% participation.

Sales of plug-in electric cars in Europe in September 2022

So far they have enrolled in Europe about 1.7 million new plug-in electric cars for passengers. This equates to around 21% of the total volume.

Image courtesy of InsideEVS – European plug-in electric car sales in September 2022
  • BEVs: around *0.97 million and 12% participation
  • PHEV: around *0.73 million and 9% share
  • Total: 1,695,461 and 21% participation

For reference, in the 12 months of 2021, some 2.27 million plug-in cars were sold in the old continent with an average market share of 19% (including 10% for BEV).

The best plug-in models in Europe

However, the most amazing achievement is that the Tesla Model Y became the best selling car in Europe in September 2022, regardless of the powertrain.

With a total of 29,595 registrations, which is a new historical monthly record for electric vehicles. The ModelY it outperformed all other cars. It was also ranked #1 in Germany (9,846). In the UK, the ModelY ranked second overall.


It is worth mentioning that deliveries of Tesla they are not consistent: the highest results are observed in the last month of a quarter. So only time will tell if the ModelY will be able to be more consistent thanks to local production in Germany.

Meanwhile, the other best-selling models in September were the Tesla Model 3 (11,705), the Volkswagen ID.4 (6,717) and the fiat 500 electric (5,076). It is worth noting that the new Renault Megane E-Tech is ranked number 7 with 4,570 units.

Best-selling car in Europe in September 2022

With almost 30,000 registrations in September, the Tesla Model Y strengthened his leadership as the best plug-in model in Europe. The Tesla Model 3 is still number 2 with an advantage over the electric Fiat 500 that closes the podium in third place.

Models Sold units
Tesla Model Y 29,595
Tesla Model 3 11,705
Volkswagen ID.4 6,717
fiat 500 electric 5,076
Dacian Spring 4,884
Skoda Enyaq iV 4,866
Renault Megane E-Tech 4,570
Kia Niro electric (e-Niro) 4531
Volkswagen ID.3 4,395
Ford Kuga PHEV 4155

Best-selling car in Europe in 2022 to date

Models Sold units
Tesla Model Y 83,604
Tesla Model 3 55,325
fiat 500 electric 47,269
Volkswagen ID.4 41,183
Skoda Enyaq iV 36,429
peugeot e-208 33,470
Ford Kuga PHEV 31,781
Dacian Dock 31,552
hyundai kona electric 30,436
Kia Niro electric (e-Niro) 30,432

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