Tesla Model Y was the best-selling car in the world in 2023, unprecedented for a electric carsurpassing Toyota Rav4 thanks to its competitive price, according to preliminary data published yesterday by the Jato Dynamics office. Sales of the Tesla Model Y grew 64% in one year to reach 1.23 million units, Tesla announced Wednesday evening.
This achievement marks the current revolution in the automobile market: it is the first time that an electric car leads global sales of new cars without distinction of engine type.
Tesla’s small SUV surpassed the Toyota Rav4 (1.07 million) and the Toyota Corolla (1.01 million), the two models of the Japanese automobile giant that dominated the ranking in recent years.
The Tesla Y led the Chinese and European markets, where the supply and sales of electric vehicles skyrocketed, and came in fifth position in the United States, behind three pickup trucks and the Toyota Rav4.
“This growth in sales is unprecedented,” said analyst Felipe Muñoz, from Jato Dynamics. “What Tesla has achieved with its Model Y in such a short time is simply impressive.”
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