Sales leader in Europe, in September, was an electric car – Observer

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The growing demand for electric and electrified cars, combined with the general reduction in vehicle production caused by the lack of chips, has been mixing up the reality of the European market. According to the latest data released by Jato, in September, it was not the usual models with combustion engines to lead the ranking, having a battery-powered tram occupying that position, which happened for the first time.

When trading 24,591 units, the Model 3 was the best seller, ahead of the Renault Clio (18,264), Dacia Sandero (17,988) and VW Golf (17,507). Tesla’s saloon leadership was a consequence of its sales increase, 58% more than in the same period in 2020, but it was also the result of difficulties encountered by competitors with traditional mechanics. As confirmed by the 23% drop in sales for Clio, 9% for Sandero and 39% for Golf. See here how the ranking of the top 10:


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If the Model 3 managed to leave the Clio, the second best-selling model, at a comfortable 26%, the advantage for the 2nd place in the ranking of the best-selling trams, in September in the European market, was even more overwhelming, at around 63%. With the already mentioned 24,591 Model 3 sold, the Tesla joined the first position among the battery-only models, the second position, since the Model Y, with 8926 units, was the 2nd best seller, ahead of the VW ID.3, with 8302. See here how the top 10:


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Among plug-in hybrids (PHEV), the Ford Kuga was the most sought after., when marketing 3385 units, ahead of the BMW 3 Series (3200) and the Peugeot 3008 (2832). Curiously, all PHEV saw their sales increase, compared to September 2020, with the Kuga growing 59%, the Series 3 71% and the 3008 86%. This is the ranking:


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