According to sales figure provided by Dataforce, as reported by Automotive News Europe, Stellantis sold 105,413 electric cars (EVs) in Europe, ahead of Tesla (78,277 units) but behind Volkswagen (116,307 units).
The figures include registrations in EU countries except Portugal, Sweden and Finland as they were not available, plus the UK, Switzerland, Iceland and Norway.
Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said in a report by Automotive News Europe that the group aims to become Europe’s leader in battery-electric vehicles (BEV). "We are head on fighting for the top spot in terms of BEV sales in European market," said Tavares.
The Fiat New 500 was the best-selling EV in Italy and Germany in Q2 2022, Tavares said to investors. Another key EV model from Stellantis is the Peugeot e-208, which took the top EV spot in France during the same period.
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However, the report mentioned that Tesla’s sales volume was affected by China’s factory shutdowns, which exports the Model 3 to Europe. Also, the new production facility in Germany recently began operations in March this year.
As lockdowns end in China and production in the Berlin plant ramps up, Stellantis is expected to face stronger competition from Tesla in the second half of 2022.
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