Tesla became the third best-selling car in the UK this year
Tesla Model 3 becomes the third most popular new car in the UK, this is the first time an electric vehicle (EV) has entered the top ten best-selling car list.
The Tesla Model 3 is a new product of the Tesla Model X series. It was advertised in the United States on April 1, 2016. The base price is $ 35,000. Prior to opening the official website for reservations, reservations were made at physical store, and the number of Model 3 orders exceeded 115,000. In July 2017, Tesla announced that the first 30 Model 3s will be delivered to customers at a celebration held on July 28, 2017.
May 28, 2018, the daily production of the Model 3 can reach 500 vehicles. The model was only delivered in the United States and Canada. Tesla postponed delivery of the Model 3 to Europe and Asia until 2019. Musk commented that the Model 3 for the European and Asian markets is designed for right-hand driving (minimum engineering and tool changes), vehicles driving on the left will be launched in the European and Asian markets in the first half of 2019, and vehicles driving on the right may reach the market in mid-2019.
“Tesla launched the Model 3 in the UK in May and began delivery in June. 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“.
Although the sales of electric vehicles in the world continue to rise, grabbing a lot of market share of fuel oil vehicles, but the sales of electric vehicles in the European market has not been optimistic, and European consumers are still more biased by the power of fuel engines. So it is expected that Tesla may adjust the output of Model 3 in the future.