Tesla delivers 200,000th UK vehicle

Tesla has announced that it has delivered its 200,000th vehicle in the UK, 10 years after delivering its first.

With the UK recently celebrating breaking the one million EV milestone, the announcement means that almost one fifth of all EVs on UK roads are Teslas.

The brand arrived in the UK in 2014 with Elon Musk handing over the first Model S cars to customers. The Model X followed in 2016 and since then the Model 3 and Model Y have become massive hits, particularly with company car buyers, helping drive the brand’s rapid growth.

The Model Y was the best-selling electric car in the UK in 2023 and 2022, stealing the title from the Model 3, which was 2021’s best-selling EV. The Model Y was also among the most popular models across all powertrains, taking fifth spot overall for last year, with 35,899 vehicles registered.

Country sales and delivery manager Michael Oates commented: “Reaching this milestone of 200,000 deliveries shows how far Tesla have contributed to the UK’s transition to sustainable energy. More and more customers are not just looking towards Tesla as an option for sustainability, but also for safety and affordability.”

As well as extending its product reach, Tesla has also built up a robust charging network through its Superchargers. It now has more than 1,400 ultra-rapid charging devices at more than 140 locations around the country, with a growing number being made accessible to non-Tesla drivers.

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Matt Allan

Matt is Editor of EV Powered. He has worked in journalism for more than 20 years and been an automotive journalist for the last decade, covering every aspect of the industry, from new model reveals and reviews to consumer and driving advice. The former motoring editor of, The Scotsman and National World, Matt has watched the EV landscape transform beyond recognition over the last 10 years and developed a passion for electric vehicles and what they mean for the future of transport - from the smallest city cars to the biggest battery-powered trucks. When he’s not driving or writing about electric cars, he’s figuring out how to convert his classic VW camper to electric power.