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Tesla makes another jump as EV sales surge

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The Tesla Model Y has made another massive step as EV sales nationally continue to rise.
Tesla sold 5,560 Model Ys in June, second only to the Toyota Hi-Lux (6,142) according to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).
The Model Y unseated the Ford Ranger (5,334), which was the H-Lux’s biggest competitor until this point.

“The end of the financial year has traditionally been a strong month for vehicle sales,”  FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said.
“Indications from our members are that demand for new vehicles remains solid, but the supply is not yet at a point to meet this demand. To put it simply, if we could have landed more vehicles, this would have been a record June result.
“Also, we will monitor the broader economic conditions and their potential to impact on vehicle purchasing decisions by fleets, businesses and families during the second half of this year.”

Sales of low or zero emission vehicles (battery electric, hybrid, plug-in etc) grew by 16.6 per cent compared to last year.
Battery electric being the biggest contributor to this with 8.8 per cent, aided by the strong sale of Teslas.

“The early adopters of the new powertrain technology continue to push up the sales of electric vehicles across the country,” Tony said.
“The steady introduction of new battery electric models across all model segments at more competitive price points is critically important as we deal with the challenges of supplying electric vehicles that meet business and personal consumer needs at prices the mainstream buyers can afford.”

Top vehicle models June 2023:

  1. Hi-Lux, Toyota – 6,142
  2. Model Y, Tesla – 5,560
  3. Ranger, Ford – 5,334
  4. ZS, MG – 3,756
  5. RAV4, Toyota – 2,858
  6. Landcruiser, 2,724
  7. Tuscon, Hyundai – 2,667
  8. i30, Hyundai – 2,523
  9. BT-50, Mazda – 2,560
  10. D-Max, Isuzu Ute – 2,500

Top vehicle brand sales figures YTD:

  1. Toyota – 92,235
  2. Mazda – 50,424
  3. Kia – 39,160
  4. Ford – 38,182
  5. Hyundai – 37,707
  6. Mitsubishi – 30,849
  7. MG – 26,,692
  8. Tesla – 25,577
  9. Subaru – 22,502
  10. Volkswagon – 20,970
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