According to industry analyst Matthias Schmidt (, the Tesla brand and the Tesla Model 3 model were the most popular brand/model in the plug-in market in Western Europe during the first quarter. That is despite the fact that volume deliveries of the Model 3 in Europe started just in February.

Since plug-in electric car sales in Europe (outside of Western Europe are relatively small) we could assume it's true that the Model 3 led the way for all of Europe, too.

In total, Tesla delivered some 19,500 Model 3 in Q1 2019, and only Renault ZOE and Nissan LEAF managed to exceed 10,000 during the same three-month period.


Tesla, as a brand, was able to sell more cars than several other brands, including:

  • Porsche
  • DS
  • Lancia
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Lexus
  • Honda

However, the huge gains with the Model 3 are accompanied by a 60% drop of Model S and 40% of Model X sales (year-over-year).

Hopefully, the newly upgraded Model S and Model X will reverse the trend.

Overall, the 12-month rolling number of all-electric car sales in Western Europe is approaching 250,000.


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