One of the curiosities: these are the 50 best-selling electric cars in Europe – Sector – Hybrids and electrics

The Tesla Model 3 was the king of sales electric car for the past three years or so, but his reign is over – at least for now. That might sound like bad news for Tesla, but nothing could be further from the truth, as the Model 3 has been knocked down by another model from the house: the Tesla Model Y. This model was the best-selling electric car in Europe during the first half of 2022, but we will not stop there. We are going to find out which were the 50 best-selling electric cars on our continent during the first half of the year.

Con over 45,000 units sold Between January and July, the Tesla Model Y was the best-selling electric car in Europe during this period. It supplanted the Model 3, which recorded just over 40,000 registrations. Among other circumstances, the higher proportion of Model 3s from China influenced this change in trend. Recall that during the month of May, the Shanghai region (where Tesla’s Chinese factory is located) was affected by new confinements and temporary closures in factories.

After the Tesla Model Y and Model 3, the third best-selling electric model is the Fiat 500e. The small Italian utility, completely renewed in 2020, won bronze with nearly 33,000 units sold. It is not a particularly affordable model (in Spain it costs 30,100 euros before subsidies and possible discounts) but its 460 kilometers of autonomy in the city (depending on the version), make it a very valid model in the environment where the Fiat 500 has always been more comfortable, the city.

Another interesting fact about the Fiat 500, the electric version represents 38% of sales of the model, the previous generation of which continues to be sold with combustion mechanics. It is also the most efficient electric car of the Stellantis group, followed by the Peugeot e-208. A Stellantis group that has overtook Tesla in electric car sales during the first half, even if it should not be forgotten that the Franco-Italian-American group sells electric cars in Europe under five different brands (Citroën, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Opel and Peugeot).

The 50 best-selling electric cars in Europe in the first half of 2022

  1. Tesla Model Y: 45,165 units
  2. Tesla Model 3: 40,179 units
  3. Fiat 500e: 32,837 units
  4. Peugeot e-208: 23,025 units
  5. Volkswagen ID.4: 23,010 units
  6. Be e-Niro: 22,749 units
  7. Skoda Enyaq iV: 22,117 units
  8. Renault ZOE: 21,082 units
  9. Hyundai Kona Electric: 20,194 units
  10. Dacia Spring: 19,689 units
  11. Hyundai IONIQ 5: 17,567 units
  12. Volkswagen ID.3: 17,363 units
  13. MINI Cooper SE: 15,129 units
  14. Renault Twingo E-Tech: 14,756 units
  15. Let’s be EV6: 13,843 units
  16. Opel Corsa-e: 13,799 units
  17. Polestar 2: 13,452 units
  18. Peugeot e-2008: 12,772 units
  19. Nissan Leaf: 12,505 units
  20. BMWi3: 12,052 units
  21. Citroen ë-C4: 12,024 units
  22. Ford Mustang Mach-E: 11,813 units
  23. Audi Q4 etron: 11,764 units
  24. Mercedes CEQ: 10,371 units
  25. Audi e-tron: 9,938 units
  26. Opel Mokka-e: 9,757 units
  27. BMW iX: 9,711 units
  28. smart EQ fortwo: 9,554 units
  29. Porsche Taycan: 9,178 units
  30. Volvo XC40 Refill: 8,950 units
  31. BMW iX3: 8,761 units
  32. Birth of Cupra: 8,334 units
  33. MG ZS electric: 8,240 units
  34. Volkswagen and Up!: 7,927 units
  35. BMWi4: 7,760 units
  36. Mercedes EQ: 6,480 units
  37. Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron: 6,453 units
  38. Mercedes CEQ: 6,069 units
  39. Audi e-tron Sportback: 5,028 units
  40. MG5: 4,645 units
  41. Renault Megane E-Tech electric: 4,428 units
  42. Volvo C40 Refill: 4,013 units
  43. Jaguar I Pace: 3,654 units
  44. Audi e-tron GT: 3,523 units
  45. Mercedes EQS: 3,395 units
  46. Hyundai Ioniq Electric: 3,276 units
  47. Smart EQ for four: 3,200 units
  48. Volkswagen ID.5: 3,110 units
  49. Be e-Soul: 3,025 units
  50. mercedes eqe: 2,583 units

The fight for fourth place remains very tight, with only 15 registrations difference between the Peugeot e-208 and the Volkswagen ID.4, according to data from Felipe Muñoz, analyst at Automotive Industry Analysis. And since we are talking about Volkswagen, the good figures of the ID.4 contrast with those of the ID.3: sales of the German compact fell by 44% compared to the first half of 2021, leaving it out. the top 10 Other big hits, the smart EQ fortwo (-35%), the Mercedes EQC (-29%) and the Nissan Leaf (-21%), whose experience makes them pale in the face of increasing competition numerous.

Taking into account the source of energy within the same model, by sales quota of the electric version, it stands out particularly the Kia e-Niro, whose battery version represents 54% of registrations del Niro at European level. Also the electric Ioniq, which captures 41% of sales, and the Citroën ë-C4, a model made in Spain whose electric version represents 39% of sales in Europe -same share as the electric Hyundai Kona-.

Source: Automotive Industry AnalysisJATO Dynamics

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