In this article we review 10 best selling EVs in the UK and how long to wait to produce those 10 best selling EVs.
The UK has been one of the leaders in terms of electric vehicle platform adoption. The sales and registration of such cars have seen a tremendous increase over the past few years and the trend is likely to continue in the future as well. Here we discuss the top 10 bestselling electric vehicles in the UK. After this, we also throw some light on the expected time which you will have to wait for getting these vehicles.
Tesla Model 3
The Tesla Model 3 is the bestselling EV in the UK and around 54,033 units of the vehicle are already on the roads of the United Kingdom.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
This is the second most sold vehicle belonging to the hybrid or the electric platform. With around 49,408 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs already on the roads, it is one of the most loved vehicles in this region.
Nissan has been one of the pioneers of the EV segment. The Nissan Leaf has been available to customers for a long time now. Thus the huge figure of 42,174 Nissan Leaf cars on the roads makes sense.
BMW 3 Series PHEV
BMW is the most loved EV and hybrid brand in the UK and as the 3 Series is one of the relatively cheaper options from this luxury brand, 34,146 have already been registered in the UK.
Although the BMW i3 was not well received by the market due to its obnoxious design language, the 22,326 BMW i3 vehicles in the UK show that over the years BMW has still been able to deliver many units even of this vehicle.
Due to its small size and relatively low price, Renault Zoe is liked by people who want to make the switch to the EV segment without digging a hole too deep in their wallets.
20,279 units of the Renault Zoe have been registered so far in the UK.
Jaguar had to up its ante in the EV segment with the I-Pace. The recent figure of 16,389 sold EVs shows that the company has been successful in doing so.
Kia is ruling the UK roads with its e-Niro and now the EV6 is also there to support its sibling. Kia has sold 16,071 Kia e-Niro vehicles in the UK until now.
BMW 5 Series
The 5 series is a premium vehicle from BMW and with 13,257 of this impressive car sold in the UK, BMW further fortifies its presence.
VW now offers several EV options in the UK but the ID.3 has been the most imposing one. Until now a total of 12,795 ID.3 electric vehicles are now on the UK roads.
How Long Will We Have To Wait To Produce?
This brings us to the question that how long will we have to wait to produce more EVs for the UK market. Well, the answer is pretty uncertain as of now.
While the US-China trade wars were previously wreaking havoc on the economy, the situation has now been exacerbated due to two other reasons, which are:
- COVID-19 pandemic and the supply chain issues;
- Russia-Ukraine war.
The supply chain issues and lockdowns in China have once again halted global EV productions.
As factories have been closed in the country for the past several weeks, the results have now started to show.
Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory also reported signs of once again stopping the operations altogether due to supply chain problems.
Which Would Be The Most & The Least Affected Vehicles?
Tesla vehicles will take the most hit as the Berlin Gigafactory is also going through a rough patch and it has still not been able to completely take over the production for the UK region from the Tesla factory in China.
So I believe that the Tesla Model 3 will be the most hit vehicle in terms of delivery periods.
The next would be the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV as well as the Jaguar I-Pace.
This would be followed by the BMW and VW vehicles in the above list as their factories are located in neighboring European countries.
While their production will also be affected, it won’t be as much as that of the companies who are highly reliant on importing parts from China, the US or Japan.