The Texas-based automaker was able to achieve this just seven months after the opening of Giga Berlin and before it had fully ramped production. The demand for electric vehicles in Europe heightened and its EV market has transformed to be more competitive as more brands join in. Just last week, it was reported that Tesla registrations in Germany increased 70% year-over-year (YoY) last month, helping EVs secure a 20% market share in September.
At the time the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) only released cumulative data, however, they have released additional data showing the Model Y was the top-seller in the country, even when including internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in the mix. According to Heise Online reporting, KBA (German DMV) figures, the Tesla Model Y had 9846 registrations in September, above the German-made Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Tiguan, traditionally popular vehicles in Germany. Rounding out the top 3 best sellers were the VW Tiguan (5,887), followed by the Skoda Octavia (5,786) and VW T-Roc (5,135), according to nextmove_de.
The Tesla Model Y also outdid its Model 3 sibling which had 3878 registrations, as per Teslarati. Bringing the total to 13,724 Tesla registrations overall. In addition, with nearly 10,000 deliveries made, the Model Y outsold Volkswagen Golf, which accumulated 7,095 registrations during the 30-day month. It is worth noting that Tesla also did well in other markets, being the top-selling vehicle in New Zealand and second-best-selling in the U.K.
Furthermore, Tesla has delivered under 40,000 vehicles throughout the first nine months of 2022, halfway to its internally stated goal of 80,000 units in 2022. As Giga Berlin ramps its production up, it now produces over 2,000 cars per week.
The car company hopes to increase that to over 5,000 per week by the end of the year. Combining Tesla Model Y, Model 3, and the possibility of Model S/X deliveries that starts next month, Tesla may just have the potential to achieve its target, based on the popularity of their cars in VW and Mercedes-Benz’s domain.