Tesla reportedly outsold all other cars from different automakers with its Model Y in Germany last September amidst external doubts. According to Drive Tesla, this was accomplished seven months after launching Giga Berlin and before it had completely scaled up manufacturing.
Last month, Tesla’s car registrations in Germany rose 70% year on year (YoY). Incredibly, it enabled electric vehicles to achieve a 20% market share in September.
In retrospect, the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) only disclosed cumulative statistics. Finally, they revealed further data revealing that the Model Y was the best-selling car in the country. What’s even more interesting is that Tesla Model Y still dominates even when internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles were included.
Tesla delivered 9,848 Model Ys and 3,876 Model 3s in Germany in September. It accounted for overall 13,724 Tesla registrations.
Impressively, the Model Y impressively outsold the local favorite Volkswagen Golf, which received 7,095 registrations over the 30-day period. Meanwhile, Tesla had about 10,000 deliveries.
According to recent reports from nextmove.de, the VW Tiguan (5,887), Skoda Octavia (5,786), and VW T-Roc(5,135) are the runner ups following the top Model Y. On the other hand, the Model 3 was the eighth best-selling car in Germany, with approximately 4,000 deliveries. (h/t: @SawyerMerritt)
Tesla has already produced approximately 40,000 vehicles in the first nine months of the year. Notably, this figure puts Tesla halfway to its internally declared goal of 80,000 units in 2022.
With Giga Berlin’s recent increase in production of around 2,000 cars weekly, delivering the same number of cars in the next three months of this year would be achievable for the automaker. By the end of the year, the company aims to have increased that figure to 5,000 each week.
Tesla’s achievement demonstrates a change in German customers’ behavior. This is because Tesla, as an American firm, outsold Germany’s own Volkswagen. In fact, ID.4 and ID.3 models did not even make the top 10.