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Tesla pushed aside as Renault Dominate Sales

Europe’s July electric car sales figures are great news for electric car lovers but not so great for Tesla. 

Tesla owners and fans have long said that with Tesla having such a huge head start in electric car sales there’s now way they be caught other well know car manufacturers. This was blown out of the water this July 2020, according to a respected auto market analyst firm. Electric vehicle (EV) sales accounted for 18 percent of all car sales in Europe in July, Tesla sales cratered by 76 percent to just 1050 sales in the month. There has been huge demand for the Tesla Model 3 … maybe with the anticipated launch of the Model Y, Tesla fans are holding back.

The Covid-19 pandemic may have slowed down UK sales in the first half of the year, but its impact was far lower on electrified, plug-in cars. May be down to people having time to research and have a good look at electric cars, but deliveries where delayed. This lead to an almost holt on home electric car charger sales.

Still, things are looking good as EV registrations in Europe were up 131 percent year on year, to 230,700, in July.

The small 22kW charging Renault Zoe was by far the highest-selling EV in Europe in July, with 146 percent year-on-year growth, but there was not a single Tesla in the top 10. Maybe this is sign of people trimming their budget for cars? Renault sold 9280 Zoes in July, followed by the Hyundai Kona (4405, with 111 percent growth), the Volkswagen e-Golf (4094) and Kia’s e-Niro. The Hyundai and Kia’s back up this thought process of buyer cheaper cars as their new owners push towards the OHME EV Charger. This charges the electric car when electricity is cheap and pauses when the price goes up.Total EV registrations in Europe jumped from 23,400 sales in July 2019 to 53,200 in 2020, with the models on offer climbing quickly from 28 models in 2019 to 38 this year.

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