The cars in question were the Tesla Model Y and the Tesla Model 3. The Model Y outsold the model 3 by 7 units.
In total, 39,315 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) were registered last month – this is a 79 per cent increase on figures from March 2021. 39,315 registrations is the highest amount recorded for a single month ever with 1 in 6 new car sales being fully electric.
The total of BEV sales in March surpassed the total racked up across the entirety of 2019. Plug-in hybrid sales (PHEV) dropped slightly however hybrid (HEV) sales rose by 28.4%. Overall, electrified vehicles made up more than a third (34.1%) of all new car registrations in March.