The Tesla Model Y is making some serious strides in China, despite being in mass production for only a few months. Based on sales figures from the China Automotive Technology and Research Center in March, the Tesla Model Y has become the country’s best-selling electric SUV, beating local rivals such as the NIO ES6.
Last month, Tesla China sold 10,140 Model Ys in the local market, putting it far ahead of the competition, both local and foreign. Following the Made-in-China Model Y was the NIO ES6, which sold 2,960 units in March. In third place was the NIO EC6, which sold 2,484 units. This means that the Model Y sold over three times more vehicles than its closest competitor in the EV SUV segment.
Competitors from Germany such as the BMW iX3 and the Mercedes-Benz EQC ended the month with more conservative numbers, at 1,526 and 557 units sold in March, respectively. Interestingly enough, the Volkswagen ID.4 X, a vehicle that matches the Model Y pretty well considering its price, range, and features, ended the month with a conservative 495 units sold.