According to new research from Uswitch.com, the comparison and switching service, Tesla continues to dominate the EV market in over a third (39%) of countries analysed. With Tesla selling over 125% more cars so far in 2021 than in 2020 – this result is no shock.
While Tesla commands the electric car market in the likes of Canada, USA, China, the United Kingdom and Australia; Nissan is the EV leader in many European countries such as Estonia, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine. Portugal and Ireland have moved on from the Nissan Leaf since 2020, with Portugal’s top selling EV now the Tesla Model 3, and the Volkswagen ID.4 in Ireland.
The UK has over 42,000 charge point connectors across the country, increasing by 12,000 since 2020, and includes Tesla’s even distribution of charging points across Britain. This shows that demand has grown for EV cars since 2020, and will continue to grow.
From the research, it’s clear that the Model 3 by Tesla continues to dominate the EV market, as it’s now the top-selling model in 24 countries, an increase of four since 2020. EVs will be cheaper to manufacture than their fossil fuel counterparts by 2027, and Britons are realising they can pay up to a huge 98% less in tax by purchasing one.
Consumer demand for electric vehicles is up, with one in four consumers planning to buy an EV in the next five years. This, joined with the UK’s government efforts to bring in more infrastructure suitable for EVs, means we’re making waves to meet the targets set out in COP26 to accelerate the transition to 100% zero emissions cars and vans by 2040.
Following Tesla, the next leading EV provider is Nissan, with their Leaf model taking the prime spot in ten countries, up from nine in 2020, such as Japan, Poland and Argentina. Since 2020, Volkswagen has entered the top 5 most popular electric vehicles, with the ID.3 and ID.4 becoming the top-selling model in six countries, such as Sweden, Norway and Ireland.
As it was in 2020, most of Africa still doesn’t have EV data available. Many countries in South America, like Chile and Ecuador, are lacking investment – and countries in Central Asia, such as Pakistan and Iran are also lagging behind in the market. This suggests the industry still has a lot of work to do in order to create a cleaner and greener environment across the entire world.
Sarah Broomfield, energy expert at Uswitch.com comments: “The Tesla Model 3 continues to dominate the market and now in four additional countries – this may be due to the fact that it is the most affordable Tesla available on the market. It is also good to see other manufacturers gaining success in the EV market. Such as Volkswagen. Electric vehicles are often a lot cheaper to run than petrol or diesel cars, making them an affordable and efficient option. If you’re thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle it’s also important to consider the costs of charging it when weighing up your options as costs can vary depending on your energy tariff.”
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