Monday, August 14, 2023

"Volkswagen reclaims Germany's electric car crown from Tesla"

 From Deutsche-Welle, August 8:

The German carmaker Volkswagen has clawed back the lead in domestic electric car sales from US competitor Tesla. However, both auto brands finished well ahead of their third place market rival.

German auto manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) edged past its US rival Tesla in electric car sales in the first seven months of the year, according to newly released figures

The electric auto market has bolstered car sales as a whole, but sales remain well below those for gas and diesel models.

How do the figures look?
Wolfsburg-based VW only just nudged ahead of Tesla, with 41,475 first registrations of fully electric cars in the first seven months of the year compared to 40,289 passenger cars for the US manufacturer....


That may very well be but neither marque is a Mercedes 600 Straßenkreuzer: