Tesla’s Model Y and Model 3 were the most popular new pure electric vehicles sold in Europe during 2022, according to new figures released by automotive analysists JATO Dynamics.
Registrations of the Tesla Model Y SUV exceeded 137,000, while the US manufacturer registered 91,500 Model 3 saloons.
The success of the Model Y came at the expense of the Model 3 due to the increasing popularity of SUVs which accounted for 51% of total EV registrations.
However, the Volkswagen Group (which includes Volkswagen, Skoda, Cupra) still led Europe’s 100% electric market with 349,200 cars registered and a total share of 22.4%.
Tesla secured second place in the EV ranking (232,018), following by the Stellantis (230,383), which includes Peugeot, Citroen, Fiat, Vauxhall and Opel.
In total, registrations of 100% electric vehicles increased by 29% compared with 2021. That’s 1.56 million cars, which is a new record for the European market.
In fact, almost 14 out of every 100 new cars registered in Europe last year were powered by a pure electric powertrain.
The leading countries in terms of EV market share were Norway (79%), Sweden (33%), Netherlands (23%), and Denmark
(21%), followed by Finland, Switzerland, and Germany – each with 18%.
Finally, sales of ICE (traditional internal combustion engine cars) accounted for 51.4% of total registrations in 2022 – down from 57.9% in 2021.