When the Tesla Model Y first came to market, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said it would be the electric automaker’s best-selling vehicle going forward. This may have been hard for some people to believe since it was really just an inflated Model 3, and quite pricey.
That said, it began to become clear rather quickly that the Model Y was actually outselling its smaller and cheaper sibling, and now it’s becoming one of the top-selling vehicles in the world.
According to the latest estimates from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BloombergNEF), Tesla has delivered some 500,000 Model Y electric crossovers thus far in 2022. It wasn’t long ago when Tesla delivered fewer than half a million cars in total. How do 500,000 global deliveries rank among the world’s top-selling cars?
Based on 2021 sales, the Model Y would already be in the top 10 for 2022. The Tesla Model 3 actually snagged the ninth spot last year, not far behind the Ford F-150. The top-selling models in 2021 were the Toyota RAV4 and Toyota Corolla, each with around 1.1 million deliveries.
If you missed TSLA’s earnings, the highlight was @elonmusk sharing in the call that he thinks Tesla’s Model Y will become the top-selling vehicle of any kind in 2022 or 2023.
World’s top-selling car currently is Corolla at 1.5m units/year.
— Dave Lee (@heydave7) April 26, 2021