According to foreign media reports, data released by the British Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that sales of electric vehicles in the UK hit a record high in March, reaching 46,626 units, an increase of 18.6% year-on-year.
New car registrations in the UK surged to 287,825 in the first quarter of this year, making it the country’s strongest quarter since 2019, the SMMT said, as supply chain challenges continued to ease.
New car registrations in the UK rose for the eighth month in a row in March, up 18.2% year-on-year. Among them, the Model Y became the best-selling car in the country with 8,123 new car registrations, beating the Nissan Juke (7,532) and Nissan Qashqai (6,755).
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Although 2022 has been challenging for Tesla, the company’s sales in the UK have been strong last year, with its Model 3 and Model Y being the best-selling vehicles in different months several times.
With 35,551 sales in the UK in 2022, the Model Y is the third best-selling car in the country, trailing only the Nissan Qashqai (42,704) and the Vauxhall Corsa (35,910). In December 2022, the Tesla Model Y is the best-selling car in the UK, while the Model 3 is the second best-selling car in the country.