The car sales figures throughout 2021 make the electric car able to occupy the top two positions in the British automotive market. It came after the Tesla Model 3 was considered the most affordable electric vehicle.
In 2021, sales of Tesla Model 3 cars managed to beat several popular vehicles such as the Volkswagen Polo and Golf, Ford Fiesta and Puma, Kia Sportage and Toyota Yaris in the UK market.
According to a report from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 190,000 EVs were sold in the UK auto market. The Tesla Model 3 is also rumored to be the first EV to enter the top 10 list of overall car sales.
Although car sales in the UK had deteriorated during the Covid-19 pandemic and the chip crisis, the Tesla Model 3 was in high demand. The reason is that local people have started to switch to using battery-powered vehicles.
Apart from that, Tesla itself is rumored to be working on more affordable products to enter newer markets. This has been confirmed directly by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.