The Tesla Model 3 is set to overtake the Nissan LEAF as the best selling electric car of all time this quarter and likely to hit 500,000 sales too.
To date, the Nissan LEAF has amassed sales of around 450,000, but the Tesla Model 3 – which only went on sale in the UK last year – looks set to overtake the LEAF this quarter as Tesla defies all the odds to produce and deliver big Model 3 numbers to the market.
As far as we can tell, the Tesla Model 3’s sales are just a notch below the LEAF’s cumulative sales at the end of 2019 – around 445,000 – and with the current rate of deliveries and production the Model 3 will take the title, probably by the end of January.
Not only that, but the Model 3 also looks set to be the first electric car to sell more than 500,000, and Tesla also looks set to break the one million electric car sales mark before long too.
And despite the growing number of car makers arriving in 2020 with new electric cars, Tesla has such a following it’s hard to see sales slowing any time soon. And with the Model Y – the ‘Model 3 SUV’ – on the way, numbers seem likely to grow considerably.