In the first quarter of 2023, an electric car was the best-selling vehicle in the world for the first time. The Tesla Model Y prevailed over two Toyotas.
More and more people are opting for an electric car when buying a car. This is also reflected in the global sales figures of the manufacturers. In the first quarter of 2023, for the first time, it was not a combustion engine that took first place, but an electric vehicle: the Tesla Model Y.
The SUV prevailed over the Toyota RAV4 and Corolla models, according to an analysis by Jato Dynamics. At 44,890 euros, the Tesla Model Y costs only slightly more than the RAV4 in Germany. In the U.S., for the price of the electric car there ($47,490), almost the base versions of the Corolla ($21,550) and RAV4 ($28,275) get.
Tesla sells over 400,000 Model Y and Model 3
According to figures from Jato Dynamics, the Tesla Model Y was sold 267,200 times worldwide in the first quarter. An increase of 69 percent compared to the previous year. The Corolla follows closely behind with 256,400 units. Toyota sold 4,214 units of the RAV700.
In the first quarter of 2023, no car sells more often than Tesla's Model Y. © NurPhoto/Imago
However, Tesla itself does not give an exact breakdown of sales and only reported that more than 400,000 Model Y and Model 3 were delivered in the first quarter. With the competition still lagging behind in electric cars, the Texans can continue to extend their dominance. Not least through multiple price reductions, which increase the pressure on the established carmakers.
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However, Tesla is still a long way from becoming the largest manufacturer in the world. In terms of revenue and sales figures, Volkswagen, Toyota, General Motors and Ford were ahead of the Texans last year.
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