The rise in sales for electric vehicles in the United Kingdom is expected to increase up to 260 percent compared to its sales last year. According to DriveElectric, a leasing firm for electric vehicles, there will be over 98,000 battery operated vehicles being registered until 2030. This is not surprising as Tesla’s Model 3 received rave reviews from its critics when it first appeared in the UK.
Critics enjoyed its sleek design, spacious interior, and the feel of driving a sporty car. It is no wonder that this year, Tesla has already outsold luxury models in the market.
Model 3 Becomes An Overnight Sensation
European auto executives didn’t initially pay much attention to the upstart Tesla when it first arrived in the UK. This is because the electric car company was struggling with their production line. They have already changed their tune today as luxury models like Renault Clio and Volkswagen Golf sold the most vehicles compared to Tesla’s electric vehicle. The Model 3 has become an overnight sensation that caught the automotive industry in the UK off guard.
The demand for electric vehicles by Tesla is continuing to rise, provided that this type of vehicle is sustainable. This begs the question whether auto companies like Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen are missing out on this shift in the automotive industry. These companies have been warned by the rising trend of electric vehicles. However, it is only recently when these car companies are showing their own version of electrically operated vehicles.
Electric Vehicle Industry On The Rise
The electric vehicle industry is in a much-better position today compared to two years ago. This is according to Alex Schmidt, one of the senior managers of Accenture, who focuses on the automotive industry. Schmidt further stated that today, electric vehicles are the key players in the car industry, outstripping traditional vehicles. This can be backed up by the number of sales of electric vehicles during the first few months of the year.
Overall, Tesla did well in the last quarter of 2018. Despite selling less during the 4th quarter, Tesla was ranked as the 9th best-seller car in the United States alone. Globally, the Tesla Model 3 become the top-selling EV, with over three times the amount of sales than the #2 EV.