Stellantis tops Tesla in the European EV market
Stellantis, representing the merger of France's PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler, left Tesla behind in EV sales in the first half of 2022, while Volkswagen remained at the top of the list.
According to the figures from 27 EU countries (figures from Sweden, Portugal, and Finland were unavailable) and the UK, Switzerland, Iceland and Norway, Stellantis sold 105,413 battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) in the first half of 2022. Figures provided by Dataforce show that Tesla was pushed to the third spot in the same period, selling 78,277 BEVs. Volkswagen Group is the number one EV seller in Europe, reaching 116,307 unit sales.
Best selling all-electric car in Western Europe emerged as the Fiat New 500, according to InsideEVs, which toppled a Tesla model for the first time since the last quarter of 2020 in this region. Fiat New 500 was the best seller in Italy and Germany, while another Stellantis EV, the Peugeot e-208, became the best seller in France in H1 2022.
Falling short of Stellantis doesn't mean that Tesla is losing its grip on European customers. Tesla Model Y and Model 3 continued to dominate the European EV market, selling 39,969 units and 38,280 units, respectively, in H1 2022. These two models were followed by Fiat New 500 (32,315), Peugeot e-208 (21,918), and Volkswagen Group's Skoda Enyaq iV (19,951 sales).
Image courtesy of Stellantis.