The Tesla Model 3 was the best selling car in Europe in September, with the electric model scoring 24,591 sales (+58% compared to September 2020), with the Renault Clio following with 18,264 sales (-23% compared to September 2020), while in third place we find the Dacia Sandero with 17,988 sales (-9% compared to September 2020).
Another symbolic first according to Jato Dynamics, the organization that published these figures, is the first time that a model not produced in Europe has taken the first place. In the first place of plug-in hybrid car sales was the Ford Kuga with 3,385 sales (+59% compared to September 2020), with the BMW 3 Series (+71%) and Peugeot 3008 (+86%) following.
Tesla, as things stand, strongly resists the lack of semiconductors. Situation that weighs heavily on the car market, with a balance sheet total reduced by 25% compared to September 2020.
Thus, 57% of the 964,800 cars sold in September in Europe had gasoline engines, 17% diesel engines, with 23% being plug-in hybrid and electric.es, with 23% being plug-in hybrid and electric.