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What EVs are European's Buying? Hint, the First Two are Tesla's

We can see the top 50 selling EVs in Europe and Tesla has the first two spots. Here's a breakdown of the best sellers and where Tesla ranks overall in all vehicle sales.

Top 50 Best-Selling EVs in Europe

If you're wondering what EVs are being bought in Europe, we have a list of the 50 top best-selling EVs. Tesla takes the top two spots with its Model Y and Model 3 SUV and sedan, respectively. What are the other vehicles, and will Tesla sell more models in Europe to take another spot in this list one day?

Top 50 Selling EVs in Europe, 2020

  1. Tesla Model Y: 137,052
  2. Tesla Model 3: 91,475
  3. VW ID.4: 67,490
  4. Fiat 500: 66,198
  5. VW ID.3: 53,015
  6. Skoda Enyaq: 49,566
  7. Dacia Spring: 48,535
  8. Peugeot 208: 46,616
  9. Hyundai Kona: 41,226
  10. Kia Niro: 38,522
  11. Hyundai IONIQ 5: 37,312
  12. Renault Zoe: 35,706
  13. Mini Hatch: 34,764
  14. Renault Megane E-Tech: 32,641
  15. Cupra Born: 32,405
  16. Polestar 2: 31,734
  17. Volvo XC40: 29,066
  18. Nissan Leaf: 28,816
  19. Kia EV6: 28,786
  20. Opel/Vauxhall Mokka: 28,303
  21. Opel/Vauxhall Corsa: 27,938
  22. Peugeot 2008: 27,906
  23. Audi Q4: 27,858
  24. Renault Twingo: 26,854
  25. BMW i4: 25,512
  26. Ford Mustang Mach-E: 25,390
  27. BMW iX: 24,472
  28. Mercedes EQA: 23,968
  29. Audi e-tron: 22,633
  30. BMW iX3: 21,979
  31. VW ID.5: 21,103
  32. Citroen C4: 19,993
  33. BMW i3: 19,844
  34. MG ZS: 19,146
  35. Porsche Taycan: 18,565
  36. Volvo C40: 18,056
  37. VW up!: 17,900
  38. Smart ForTwo: 17,586
  39. Mercedes EQC: 17,192
  40. Mercedes EQB: 16,427
  41. Audi Q4 Sportback: 14,469
  42. MG 5: 14,067
  43. Audi e-tron Sportback: 11,440
  44. MG Marvel R: 8,538
  45. Mercedes EQE: 8,376
  46. MG 4: 7,420
  47. Mercedes EQS: 6,988
  48. Audi e-tron GT: 6,517
  49. Jaguar I-Pace: 6,516
  50. Mazda MX-30: 5,917

It's interesting to note that the first two spots are runaway winners and that as you get further down the list, it's a much more dense and competitive race for the top sellers for Europe.

The vehicles types included in this list are:

* City-car
* Subcompact
* Compact
* Midsize
* Executive
* Luxury

The SUV types included in this list are:

* Subcompact
* Compact
* Midsize
* Large

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Future Tesla Vehicles in Europe

When you look at the report of the best-selling EVs in Europe, you can see that there are a variety of cars on the list. For many of the automakers, they make more models than Tesla has. Tesla has one model per vehicle segment. They have a Model 3 for sedan and a Model Y for SUV - that's it. There are no variations on that except the color of the car and the motors you get for the vehicle.

It looks like the EV buyers were split evenly between cars and SUVs, which are really crossovers or tall hatchbacks. The subcompacts and compacts are the most popular, which makes sense as they are generally cheaper.

Eventually, Tesla will have a Compact Model that makes this list and the top 3 in the future will look like this:

* Tesla Compact
* Tesla Model Y
* Tesla Model 3

Breakdown Europe EV sales, 2022

The Tesla Model 3 was about 61% of the midsize car segment sales for BEV vehicles in Europe. These top 50 models are about 96% of the total BEV sales in 2022.

If you look at overall car sales, you will see that the Model Y is #13 overall and the Model 3 is 33 overall. This seems bleak for Tesla unless you consider this:

The Model Y was the only midsize SUV in the top 50 best-selling models in Europe for 2022. It is the most expensive of the bunch, and it's in 13th place.

Overall vehicle sales Europe, 2022

The Model 3 was the best-selling midsize car and outsold the BMW 3-series and the Mercedes C-class. How is Tesla doing this - is there a supply chain challenge or parts shortage?

Really, it's about value for the money. The reason Hyundai can sell a lot more Tucsons than BMW can sell X3s is not because the Hyundai Tucson is a better car than the BMW X3, or because people are sticking to their "segment". It's because the Tucson is better value for money, and that is what Tesla excels at - best value for money.

Thanks to Twitter user, Tavi, @tavi_chocochip for sharing his thoughts on these top 50 bestsellers. You can see his original Tweet below.

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Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News.

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