Competitors strike at Tesla

Competitors strike at Tesla


Tesla’s European sales dropped significantly. It is this verb, according to analysts, that most accurately describes the current situation. In January, the Volkswagen Group showed the highest sales of electric cars. And in aggregate, the “gold” went to Chinese brands.

In the first month of the new year, the brand delivered 1,619 of its electric cars to 18 leading markets in Europe, while its share was only 3.5%. Automotive analyst Matthias Schmidt cites such statistics in his report.

For comparison, in January last year, Tesla sold 1,977 cars to Europeans (a market share of over 5%). In 2019, Tesla was confidently the leader in the sales of battery cars in Europe: its electric cars sold over 109 thousand units (31%).

A year ago, a completely different picture began to take shape. Tesla, with a market share of 13 percent, outscored the Volkswagen Group and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.

As a result, at the beginning of the year on the European electric car market the best result was shown by the Volkswagen Group with a market share of 22% – 10 193 cars.

The second result of 9,005 electric cars belongs to the Stellantis group, created only at the beginning of 2021 as a result of the merger of Fiat Chrysler and PSA. This is followed by the Korean automakers Hyundai and KIA, whose popularity among Europeans is growing – 7,087 cars. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance fell a little short of the “bronze” – 6018 units. Tesla is ahead of even Daimler, BMW and Volvo in January.

Germany is still considered the largest market for electric cars in the Old World. In January, 16 315 “green” cars were sold here. Renault Zoe became the bestseller among electric cars in January.

In the meantime, it became known that the autopilot by subscription will be available in Tesla electric cars from the second quarter of 2021. This promise was made by Elon Musk, stressing that there will be no more rescheduling.

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