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    British car sales drop a massive -97% in April, Tesla No1 UK Model/Brand.



    UK Top 10 Brands April 2020

    1. Tesla 658
    2. Vauxhall 479
    3. Jaguar 396
    4. Ford 306
    5. Mercedes Benz 256
    6. BMW 211
    7. VW 210
    8. Peugeot 189
    9. Skoda 177
    10. Seat 165



    UK Top 10 Models April 2020

    1. Tesla Model 3 658
    2. Jaguar I-Pace 367
    3. Vauxhall Corsa 264
    4. Vauxhall Crossland X 143
    5. Ford Tourneo 108
    6. Peugeot Rifter 94
    7. Seat Leon 80
    8. Mercedes A Class 72
    9. Nissan Leaf 72
    10. Peugeot 308 67

    April UK Market Share by fuel type

    1.Gasoline 35.5%
    2. BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) 31.8%
    3. Diesel 25%
    4. PHEV (Plug Hybrid Electric Vehicle) 2.2%
    5. HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) 1.1%

    BEVS pure electric car overtakes the diesel for the first time.

    Tesla Model 3 EV first time an US made American assembled car has ever made No1 model spot in the United Kingdom, nice to see the Tesla No1 best selling brand .


    Big clap for UK No1 best selling car an RWD American made car Tesla Model 3 Rupert Trooper will be pleased.

    Ford Tourneo was Ford's best selling car for the first time ever as Ford No1 UK best selling brand in April 2019 sales plummeted from 18,074 in April 2019 to just 306 in April 2020. VW UK sales were another big faller 15,161 sale in 2019 down to just 210.

    UK car sales seem to have caught the Corona 2019 April sales 161,064 down to just 4,321 sale in April 2020.
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    Re: British car sales drop a massive -97% in April, Tesla No1 UK Model/Brand.

    This is a shallow "victory". Perhaps it would be more appropriate to compare to April 2019 UK sales.
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    Re: British car sales drop a massive -97% in April, Tesla No1 UK Model/Brand.

    Quote Originally Posted by tripowergto Jan2003 View Post
    This is a shallow "victory". Perhaps it would be more appropriate to compare to April 2019 UK sales.
    Tesla Model 3 was in the top 10 last month, No3 best selling car in the United Kingdom in August 2019 pre-Corona LINK

    Jaguar look a bit out of place at No3 looks an all-time high in the UK sales charts, maybe Rupert Trooper might know if this is the highest Jag have ever been in the UK sales charts.

    Tesla Model 3 is still the only American produced car to ever top the UK car sales charts thats still great achievement, a big shame it was not something from Detroit that got there first, all be it as you correctly say a totally crap set sales monthly car sale numbers the worst set of UK monthly car sales since World War 2.
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    Re: British car sales drop a massive -97% in April, Tesla No1 UK Model/Brand.

    So Tesla Model 3 sales are down 1424 units to a whopping 658 sold y/y. They're "winning" the race to the bottom during a global pandemic. WOO HOO
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    Re: British car sales drop a massive -97% in April, Tesla No1 UK Model/Brand.

    Quote Originally Posted by tripowergto Jan2003 View Post
    So Tesla Model 3 sales are down 1424 units y/y. They're "winning" the race to the bottom during a global pandemic. WOO HOO


    Tesla are in a race to the top in Europe


    Outside of the UK, the Tesla Model 3 was the No2 best selling car in Europe last month LINK




    It might go one position higher this month when the numbers come out.
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    Re: British car sales drop a massive -97% in April, Tesla No1 UK Model/Brand.

    Quote Originally Posted by tripowergto Jan2003 View Post
    This is a shallow "victory". Perhaps it would be more appropriate to compare to April 2019 UK sales.
    Once again, tossing out raw data is a useful tool to argue almost anything. It convinces the bottom feeders, but if one has some awareness of propaganda techniques, it's just a number.
    Raw, uncompared data by themselves, are meaningless. Here are some numbers:

    One million.
    One hundred billion.

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    Re: British car sales drop a massive -97% in April, Tesla No1 UK Model/Brand.

    It is interesting that Tesla is #1 in this market, I assume it is due to preorders where most other cars are bought off the lot. I'll assume Tesla will repeat this performance in other markets.

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    Re: British car sales drop a massive -97% in April, Tesla No1 UK Model/Brand.

    Given the fact that all UK car dealers were shut due to Coronavirus, it's no surprise that sales are down 97% - it's more surprising that ANY vehicles were registered in April at all.

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    Re: British car sales drop a massive -97% in April, Tesla No1 UK Model/Brand.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    Given the fact that all UK car dealers were shut due to Coronavirus, it's no surprise that sales are down 97% - it's more surprising that ANY vehicles were registered in April at all.
    Backlog of orders from Jan/Feb?

    Or even late last year?

    It makes for a headline but thats about it

    No one is going to be rushing out to buy anything in the coming months let alone an overpriced tonka toy electric POS
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    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    Given the fact that all UK car dealers were shut due to Coronavirus, it's no surprise that sales are down 97% - it's more surprising that ANY vehicles were registered in April at all.
    Backlog of orders from Jan/Feb?

    Or even late last year?

    It makes for a headline but thats about it

    No one is going to be rushing out to buy anything in the coming months let alone an overpriced tonka toy electric POS
    Probably cars already in transit.
    Interesting part is if Tesla restarts in the US (and China) it could be putting cars on the water to Europe about the time restrictions begin lifting there, so could time perfectly to capitalise on a resurgence.

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    Re: British car sales drop a massive -97% in April, Tesla No1 UK Model/Brand.

    Quote Originally Posted by tripowergto Jan2003 View Post
    So Tesla Model 3 sales are down 1424 units to a whopping 658 sold y/y. They're "winning" the race to the bottom during a global pandemic. WOO HOO
    Nah, GM beat it to the bottom long ago. LOL

    Remind me again how many cars GM sold? Oh, thats right, they arent even in the market there now. Gave up, too hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V-Car View Post
    Nah, GM beat it to the bottom long ago. LOL

    Remind me again how many cars GM sold? Oh, thats right, they arent even in the market there now. Gave up, too hard.
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    Re: British car sales drop a massive -97% in April, Tesla No1 UK Model/Brand.

    Quote Originally Posted by tripowergto Jan2003 View Post
    I remember feeling that way when GM killed Pontiac. It still irks me but... life is short, as this pandemic proves. It sucks GM also killed Holden. I feel your pain. But... will you now buy a Tesla?
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    Re: British car sales drop a massive -97% in April, Tesla No1 UK Model/Brand.

    I wonder how many Teslas they would sell if they only had 1 dealer in UK and offered their cars only in LHD.
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