Who will stop Tesla? Mocked by some manufacturers some time ago, the American brand has now become a key player in electrification in the automotive sector. All over the world, sales are in good shape. They are even progressing in many markets despite a path strewn with pitfalls (health crisis, shortage of semiconductors) which has seen several brands stumble.
This success, Tesla owes it above all to its flagship model: the Model 3. A family sedan the size of an Audi A4 or BMW 3 Series, sold for less than 40,000 euros in its most popular version thanks to the ecological bonus of 6,000 euros. Third best-selling electric model in France in 2020, the American climbed to first place last year, toasting the courtesy of the French stars of the segment, the Renault Zoé and Peugeot e-208.
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And as in 2020, it was in Paris that Tesla models sold the most last year. According to data provided by the firm AAA Data for Capital, 1,214 units were sold in 2021, including a very large majority of Model 3 (1,098 units). The capital is followed by another city located in the Paris region: Chambourcy with 435 registrations… for less than 6,000 inhabitants! If this small agglomeration of Yvelines ends in front of big cities like Marseille or Lyon, it is because it is there that the French subsidiary of the American manufacturer set up its headquarters almost 7 years ago.
Sales figures also show that the vast majority of important cities for Tesla are in the southeast (Nice, Marseille, Lyon, Annecy, Montpellier). No city located in Brittany, Normandy or on the Atlantic coast is part of the ranking, even though the “Tesla Superchargeur” charging network is now present almost everywhere in the territory.
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