The Tesla Model 3 is officially the UK's favourite electric car
The Model 3 trumped the likes of the Volkswagen E-Up, Nissan Leaf and BMW I3
The age of the EV is well and truly upon us, with mainstream manufacturers such as VW and Ford now competing with the early adopters such as Tesla. Unfortunately for them, however, it seems that Tesla still has them pipped when it comes to popularity.
A recent study by Nationwide Vehicle Contracts shows that when it comes to popularity, Tesla has all other brands stumped.
Utilising data of global electric vehicle sales from EVVolumes.com from the last three years, along with Google search volume data for electric and hybrid vehicles in 152 different countries, NWC were able to build up a picture of popularity across a number of different markets and brands.
In July of this year, EV sales were up 77% on the previous year despite the challenges we've faced in 2020, and sales of EVs throughout the year are expected to total an incredible 2.9 million units.
The data analysed shows that the Tesla Model 3 is the most sought-after EV across the world, with a 'shocking' (excuse the pun!) 1,852,356 monthly global searches.
With its range of 348 miles from a full charge, the Model 3 gives the balance between performance and range that EV owners are often looking for. Its rapid charge time of only 15 minutes for 172 when charged via a Supercharger is also a big part of its success.
The Model X took the third place spot in the survey, behind the Nissan Leaf
Unsurprisingly, Tesla appears more than once in the report. In ranking the top 10 EVs globally, Tesla's Model X and Tesla Model S took the third and fourth spot respectively, behind the Nissan Leaf in second place.
What do you think - does the Model 3 deserve its top spot, or should another car have taken the crown in your view? Let me know below!