- The Model Y jumps onto the sales podium in September.
- Tesla year-to-date outselling brands including Audi and Honda
gave Tesla Model Y It was the third most popular vehicle in Australia last month as electric vehicles continue to gain traction in the new car market.
Tesla benefited from better supply for the second month in a row as its Model Y beat out the Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5 and Mitsubishi Outlander with 4,359 sales to take the title of best-selling SUV for September.
The Model Y’s results helped midsize SUV sales overtake utes as the most popular vehicle segment.
The US company also sold 1,610 Model 3s to make it into the top 10 brands list for the first time since reporting sales in March.
Tesla’s September sales total of 5,969 was up from 7,247 EVs sold last month. This number was higher than the 4417 units that the company had registered in its official VFACTs debut.
EV sales were also higher than plug-in hybrid and hybrid sales – 5141 units.
Battery electric vehicles accounted for eight percent of new car sales last month, excluding heavy commercial vehicles.
There were no other significant results for electric vehicles. The Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, the Model Y’s direct competitors, continue to struggle badly with supply issues.
Electric vehicle sales continue to grow, although accurate year-over-year comparisons are not possible due to Tesla’s previous policy of not publicly disclosing its figures.