(PRZWT)-On April 6th, according to foreign media reports, data released by the Association of British Automobile Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that electric vehicle sales in the UK reached a historic high in March, reaching 46626 units, a year-on-year increase of 18.6%.
SMMT stated that as supply chain challenges continue to ease, the number of new car registrations in the UK surged to 287825 in the first quarter of this year, making it the strongest quarter in the country since 2019.
In March of this year, the number of new car registrations in the UK increased for the eighth consecutive month, with a year-on-year increase of 18.2%. Among them, Model Y surpassed Nissan Juke (7532 units) and Nissan Qashqai (6755 units) with a new car registration volume of 8123 units, becoming the best-selling car in the country.
Despite the challenges for Tesla in 2022, the company's sales in the UK have been strong last year, with its Model 3 and Model Y becoming the best-selling cars multiple times in different months.
In 2022, Model Y sold a total of 35551 vehicles in the UK, becoming the third best-selling car in the country, only lagging behind Nissan Qashqai (sold 42704 vehicles) and Vauxhall Corsa (sold 35910 vehicles). In December 2022, the Tesla Model Y became the best-selling car in the UK, while the Model 3 became the second best-selling car in the country.