In a historic first for electric vehicles in Australia, From 9News Melbourne news, Tesla Model Y has just been named the country’s favorite car. Sleek, tech-filled EV has topped the new car sales charts, beating out conventionally-powered models.
According to new data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, the Model Y took pole position as Australia’s top selling vehicle last month when counting private buyers. This marks the first time an EV has claimed the top spot. An incredible achievement considering widespread predictions that the Model Y would never become a bestseller in Australia!
The California-based Tesla continues to dominate the EV market both locally and abroad. In Europe, Tesla’s growth rate has more than doubled as eco-conscious drivers switch to emission-free transportation. Model Y is now the Nordic region’s best selling car model, dethroning the Toyota Corolla.
Overall, the Model Y looks on track to become the world’s most popular vehicle in 2023 based on global sales figures. Quite a feat considering the model only started production in 2020!
It’s no surprise that Australians have wholeheartedly embraced the smooth performance, high-tech features and sleek styling offered by the Model Y. With seating for 5, ample cargo space and range up to 330 miles, this practical EV checks all the boxes for Aussie motorists.
Seeing the Model Y take the #1 sales spot shows that Australia is ready for an electric future. Many analysts wrote off EVs as unsuitable for Australians’ rugged outback adventures and long distances between cities. But the Model Y’s compelling blend of efficiency, power and tech make it a perfect fit for Aussie lifestyles.
While Tesla currently only offers the Model 3 sedan and Model Y crossover in Australia, there are hopes the automaker will introduce their full lineup down under. The Model X/S and Cybertruck, would find eager buyers in the Land Down Under!
So congratulations to the Model Y for breaking new ground as Australia’s favorite set of wheels. It surely won’t be the last Tesla model to dominate the sales charts. The EV revolution is well underway in Australia!