Tesla Model 3 takes lead as all-time best-selling EV in US

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Sales of Tesla’s all-electric Model 3 sedan have officially topped all previous sales of former EV favourite, the Chevrolet Bolt.

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The Tesla Model 3 is now officially the best-selling electric car in the US, with sales of the all-electric sedan topping all previous sales of former EV favourite, the Chevrolet Bolt.

With the Model 3 now accounting for 13.8% per cent of all EV sales in the US, it is 0.8% in front of the Volt, and has tallied 163,979 units sold compared to Volt’s 154,664 according to EV Adoption figures published yesterday (US time).

The Tesla Model S follows the Model 3 and Volt in an third most popular EV of all time, with 147,517 sold. This is followed by the Nissan Leaf which has sold 133,227 according to EV Adoption’s figures, making up a third of the Leaf’s total 400,000 sales globally.

All in all Tesla electric cars account for nearly a third of all electric cars sold in the US, which is one of the world’s strongest EV markets thanks to a goal of 1 million EVs on the road set by former US president Barack Obama in 2011 and the work of carmakers such as General Motors (Chevrolet), Nissan and of course Tesla.

This is nearly twice as many EVs sold in the US as have been sold by General Motors, and three times as many as Nissan.

Overall, Tesla and General Motors account for half of the entire US EV market.

Read the full story on RenewEconomy’s electric vehicle dedicated site, The Driven…

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