Tesla Model Y, the brand’s compact SUV, managed to outsell all other European cars, electric or traditional, in November. It seems that after a disappointing October, in which Tesla didn’t sell very well due to shipping delays in China, November turned out to be a record month, in which the company sold nearly 20,000 Model Ys, in addition to the other models in its portfolio.
Europeans buy Tesla Model Y more than any other car model
As a result, the Model Y is now the best-selling car in Europe, reaching a total of 19,144 units in November, up 260% from the same month in 2021. One of the countries buying the most Tesla models is Denmark, which accounted for almost 25% of total November sales.
According to Electrek, Model Y’s popularity in Europe and record sales also coincide with increased production at Tesla’s new European factory, the Gigafactory Berlin. It now produces 3,000 Model Y units per week, all of which are sold exclusively in Europe. Tesla is supplementing demand for the model by delivering some units produced in China to its Shanghai factory.
Elon Musk sees the Model Y as having the potential to become the world’s best-selling car, and now that it seems to have “conquered” Europe, other regions are likely to follow. The Model Y, however, is seen as a rather expensive premium model, available only in advanced trim levels. To become the world’s best-selling car, it needs to be priced competitively to be considered by more buyers, especially in the US.