Friday, January 28, 2022
News Volkswagen, Renault And Hyundai EV Sales Surpass Tesla In Germany

Volkswagen, Renault And Hyundai EV Sales Surpass Tesla In Germany

With new EV products launching from numerous automakers, Tesla is beginning to feel the pressure.


  • All new car sales have plummeted in Germany, except for EVs.

  • Tesla held an 18.4% market share in 2019; it’s now down to 8.7%.

  • Competition from major automakers is putting the hurt on Tesla.


The floodgates are opening up in Europe – many new EVs have become available in the last few months and Tesla’s market share is quickly shrinking. Electric vehicles from Volkswagen, Renault and Hyundai have outsold the once seemingly-untouchable Tesla EV machine.

German Court Bans Tesla From Using Some Advertising Materials Related to Autopilot

Germany may not be entirely representative of other world markets, however. In the last few months, Germany and Musk’s Tesla have been at odds with each other on a few occasions. One such incident was a German court banning Tesla from using some advertising material in relation to its Autopilot technology.

2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance

Even so, the numbers, shared by wolfstreet.com, speak volumes about Tesla’s competition. The home team, the Volkswagen Group, has annihilated everyone with more than 100% more new registrations so far this year compared to the next closest carmaker, Renault. In the third spot, we find Hyundai and Tesla drops into fourth position. If we concentrate solely on brands, Volkswagen still crushes everyone. In July alone, more than 20 times more Volkswagen EVs were sold than Teslas (4,102 vs. 203).

We think this phenomenon will not repeat itself in the US and Canada even when EVs from Volkswagen, Ford, and others hit the road later this year and next. Tesla’s fanbase is enormous in North America.

Volkswagen ID.3 | Photo: Volkswagen

Volkswagen ID.3 | Photo: Volkswagen

Volkswagen ID.3 | Photo: Volkswagen

Volkswagen ID.3 | Photo: Volkswagen

Volkswagen ID.3 | Photo: Volkswagen

Trending Now

GM May End Chevrolet Bolt in the Near Future

The Orion Township facility where it is assembled will be updated to build something else. There are no plans to shift production to...

More Details About the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s EV plans

The Alliance will introduce 35 new electric models by 2030 These vehicles will almost all be built on shared platforms The plan will...

RV Company Airstream Introduces the eStream Concept EV trailer

The eStream is self-propelled and includes a large-capacity battery. The concept is based on a Ford Transit EV. Necessity is the mother of all...

Shelby American Launches the New Shelby Raptor

It is Shelby’s “most polished off-road super truck” ever. Output is boosted to 525 horsepower. It is priced from $124,820 including the Raptor. Shelby...

New FL 2023 Honda Civic Type R Won’t Get More Power

The K20C1 will still produce 306 horsepower. An optional automatic transmission is a possibility. The new Type R will launch this summer. We’re on...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.