The Tesla Model 3 remains the best-selling electric car in Australia

The Tesla Model 3 remains one of the best-selling electric cars in Australia, based on sales figures for February 2023.

Tesla sold nearly 2,671 Model 3 vehicles last month, driving electric car sales in Australia.

The Tesla Model 3 was the third highest-selling model of all cars sold in the country.

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  • The Ford Ranger was the best-selling vehicle last month with 4,473 units sold, followed by the Toyota Hilux with 3,939 models sold.

  • The Tesla Model 3 also ranked third in Australia's top 10 models year-to-date 2023 list, with 5,598 vehicles sold.

  • The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) recently released Australian motor vehicle sales data for February 2023.

  • In all, approximately 86,878 vehicles were delivered in February 2023, up 1.8% compared to the same period last year.

  • “This is the best February result since 2019. It is particularly satisfactory given global and domestic supply constraints,” said Tony Weber, CEO of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

  • Of the 86,878 vehicles delivered in February 2023, 13.9% were zero-emission or low-emission vehicles including battery electric vehicles, hybrids, and plug-in hybrids.

  • FCAI also noted an uptick in sales of battery electric vehicles in Australia last month.

  • Battery electric vehicles accounted for 6.8% of low-emission vehicle sales with 5,932 copies sold in February.

  • "Increasing sales of electric vehicles demonstrate that if there is a battery electric product that fits the driving habits, needs, and finances of Australian motorists, they will buy these vehicles," Weber added.

  • The Driven reported that Tesla sold approximately 3,516 battery electric cars last month.

  • Tesla sales in February 2023 account for 60% of the light electric vehicle market.


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