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The Tesla Model 3 is already the most popular EV for UK leasing customers

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It's been a long time coming, but the Tesla Model 3 finally went on sale in the UK a few weeks ago. And despite the delays getting a right-hand-drive car to market, it looks like UK buyers are likely to lap it up.

Data released by leasing.com, a price comparison website for car leasing here in the UK, shows that it's had more lease enquiries for the Model 3 in the past week than the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-tron did in the past month.

Of course that could just be half-interested buyers checking out prices, but given that monthly leases for the Model 3 start at £400 compared to £440 for the I-Pace and £570 for the Audi, it seems the entry-level Tesla does look set to be a popular car in the UK.

That said, the Model 3 still isn't the most enquired-about hybrid or electric car on the leasing website. That honour goes to the Toyota Rav4.

In case you were interested, here's the full top-10 league table of leasing.com's electric and hybrid car enquiries for May 2019.

1: Toyota RAV4

2: Tesla Model 3

3: Hyundai Ioniq

4: Toyota C-HR

5: Jaguar I-Pace

6: Toyota Corolla

7: Audi e-tron

8: BMW i3

9: Lexus UX

10: Kia e-Niro

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