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Tesla Model Y Is The Second Most Purchased Car In The UK

The Tesla Model Y was the second most sold car in the UK in September, and the most sold EV.

Data released by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd (SMMT) shows top ten vehicles sold year to date as well as just in September.

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, is often making big claims about where the company is going to go. After his statement that the Model Y could become the world’s best-selling car, this may be accurate with the way the electric crossover has taken off in the UK.

SMMT’s figures show that the Model Y was the second most sold car in the UK in September, having sold 8,315 units, 996 less than the Nissan Qashqai which took the top spot. Year to date, the Model Y currently sits in 8th place.

Credit: SMMT

From further data released by SMMT we can see that Tesla is becoming more popular in the UK year on year. In 2021, the EV maker sold 22,148 units, whereas this year 32,218 have been sold so far.

Credit: SMMT

SMMT Chied Executive, Mike Hawes, has highlighted a massive milestone for the UK EV market as the millionth electric car was delivered during September, showing the shift to move towards EVs.

Mike Hawes explained:

“September has seen Britain’s millionth electric car reach the road – an important milestone in the shift to zero-emission mobility. Battery electric vehicles make up but a small fraction of cars on the road, so we need to ensure every lever is pulled to encourage motorists to make the shift if our green goals are to be met,”