Volkswagen ID.3 became the best-selling electric car in Europe
German electric hatchback was able to outstrip French Renault Zoe in popularity rating.
The most popular electric car in Europe at the end of October this year was the Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback. According to a study by Jato Dynamics, in just a month, customers purchased 10,475 of these cars. Sales of the German "green" hatchback started on the European market in the summer of 2020. At the same time, the launch of the model was postponed several times due to a large number of system failures and errors discovered during the tests.
Volkswagen ID. 3 is equipped with an electric motor that develops 204 HP and 310 Nm of torque. The car is able to accelerate from zero to "hundreds" in 7.3 seconds, and its maximum speed is forcibly limited to 160 km per hour.
In second place in the rating - Renault Zoe. Last month, 9,778 such cars were sold in Europe. The updated model was introduced in June 2019. The car was equipped with an electric motor with a capacity of 136 HP (245 Nm of torque), which became an alternative to the previous 108-horsepower engine. The electric car can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in less than 10 seconds, and its maximum speed was 140 km per hour.
The first three are completed by the electric version of the Hyundai Kona crossover. This "green" model was chosen by 5,261 Europeans in October. The car is equipped with a 136-horsepower electric motor and 39.1 kWh batteries, which allow you to drive 305 kilometers without recharging. The "older" version of the car is equipped with a 204-horsepower engine and 64 kWh batteries, which provide a power reserve of 484 kilometers.
As for the popular electric car Tesla Model 3, which previously regularly ranked at the top of similar ratings, this electric car left the top ten most popular "green" cars. Analysts associate this result primarily with the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted the delivery of these vehicles to Europe.