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Some predict it will be 2050 before most new cars sold are battery-electric, but EV car maker Tesla is dedicated to overturning that convention.
Improved European deliveries have allowed the automaker to race up the charts in the region. We reported recently that the Tesla Model 3 was the 3rd best selling car in the UK in August, and today we can report that it is also the best selling car for the year to date in the Netherlands, beating such popular cars as the Ford Focus and VW Polo.
According to website KentekenRadar, which tracks car registrations, more than 10,000 Telsa Model 3’s have been registered since the start of the year, vs 9,529 Volkswagen Polo vehicles and 8,265 Ford Focus car.
There has been a huge surge recently, with more than 4000 Tesla cars being registered in the last quarter alone.
While the Tesla Model 3 is priced in the premium car segment, there is clearly still a huge amount of untapped demand before Tesla would need to look at lowering prices or releasing cheaper models.
While other companies such as VW and BWM are ramping up to release competitive offerings in 2020, it seems likely there will still be a long way to go before they can beat Tesla’s full package of EV expertise and overall car smarts.