If recent abstracts are annihilation to go by, you might start seeing a lot more Tesla Model 3’s active round the UK.

According to abstracts from the Driver and Agent Licensing Agency (DVLA) appear late last month, in the 12 months arch up to September 2019 the Tesla Model 3 was the most registered array electric agent in the UK.

Even though deliveries of the agent only began in summer of 2019, more than 5,500 Tesla Model 3‘s were registered in the 12-month period.


The only cartage to outdo the Model 3 are Mitsubishi’s Outlander and the BMW 5 Series E, both of which are constituent hybrid electric vehicles.

In terms of pure electric vehicles, the Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 were 2nd and 3rd behind Tesla‘s Model 3 with 4,500 and 3,400 registrations respectively.

The UK has seen a steady access in the number of ultra-low discharge cartage (ULEV) registered over the last few years.

In Q3 in 2019, 22,836 ULEVs were registered for the first time, a 39-percent access over the same period in 2018. The DVLA cites the Tesla Model 3 as being the main driver behind this increase.

It’s important to note that registrations don’t necessarily mean sales, though.

Vehicle dealers can “pre-register” their cars. In these instances, dealers buy the cartage and will then sell them with commitment mileage, usually less than 200 miles (ca. 322 km). This helps bump up sales abstracts for dealers, even though the agent hasn’t been sold to a clandestine buyer or individual. Pre-registered cartage usually come at a bit of a discount, too.


The UK has been seeing a steady rise in the number of electric agent registrations in recent years.

According to figures, array electric cartage and petrol cars are being advantaged at the amount of diesel-powered cars, the sales of which have been crumbling since the Volkswagen emissions aspersion that alike in late 2015.

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