The Tesla Model Y was the top-selling vehicle overall for the month of September in New Zealand, reported Driven. The Model Y had 1,502 registrations beating out the Ford Ranger and the Toyota Hilux. Following the Model Y, the second best-selling EV for September was the BYD Atto 3 with 221 registrations and the MG ZS EV with 178 registrations.
Tesla recently introduced the Model Y in New Zealand in August and its popularity in a country that is known for its love of pickup trucks is reflected in the number of new vehicle registrations for September.
Tesla has plans to increase the global production of its Model Y and 3 EVs in Q4 2022 and plans to ramp up production at its Gigafactories in Berlin and Austin. Reuters pointed out that Tesla plans to produce almost 495,000 Model Ys and Model 3s during the last quarter of this year. Notably, the two most affordable vehicles make up around 95% of Tesla’s global sales.
In October, Tesla announced that its Gigafactory in Berlin produced 2,000 vehicles per week which translates to a Model Y run rate of over 100,000 units annually. In June, Tesla announced that Giga Berlin produced 1,000 Model Ys per week. And now, four months later, Tesla has doubled its weekly production at the newly opened Gigafactory. Tesla looks to be on track for its goal of producing 5,000 EVs per week at Gigafactory Berlin by Q1 2023.
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