Tesla became the third best-selling car in the UK this year
Subtitle: In the UK, Tesla’s third quarter delivery in record time.
In the past three months, Tesla’s monthly deliveries and quarterly deliveries in the UK have both of record-breaking. That it is thanks to Model 3, it is quickly becoming the best-selling electric car on the UK market.
SMMT’s（Society of Motor Manufacturer and Traders）August best-selling car list shows that Tesla Model 3 ranks third with 2,082 units, just behind Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Golf，the sales of the last two models were 3,978 and 3,439 respectively.
Tesla’s Model S and Model X sales have grown steadily in the UK.
According to the data, they peaked in 2017, reaching 4,756 units. Last year, Tesla delivered only 3,372 electric cars in the UK, but this is enough to make UK became the third largest market for Tesla in Europe. According to data from September this year, Tesla delivered more cars to 3,459, including 2,864 Model 3， this helped the electric car increase their share of the UK’s overall automotive market to 2.2%；the Diesel car has dropped by 20%；the Gasoline-powered car grew by 4.5%.
Tesla launched Model 3 in the UK in May and began delivery in June.
In the UK, after a £3,500 electric car subsidy, the Model 3 starts at around £39,000. In the first few months, the sales of this model grew slowly. But in August, Tesla delivered more than 2,000 Model 3s, making it the third-best-selling car in the UK. Tesla’s total deliveries in the third quarter reached 6,244 units（this includes 5,385 Model 3）. This means that Tesla’s car delivery in the UK in the past three months has exceeded 2018 for the full year.
Although the sales of electric car in the world are rising and occupying a large market share of gas car, the sales of electric car in the European market have not been optimistic，cause the european consumers are still more motivated by the fuel engine. After completing the entire quarter of sales, Tesla may have a better understanding of the sales situation in the UK market and may adjust the production of Model 3.