Tesla 3 Now the Best-Selling Car in Europe

For the first time ever, an electric vehicle was the most sold car in Europe—with Tesla's Model 3 outselling all other cars on the continent in the month of September.

1 minute read

October 26, 2021, 9:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

A Tesla Model 3 with a European license plate is connected to a Tesla Supercharger.

BarthFotografie / Shutterstock

Tesla made history in September, breaking new ground for electric vehicles (EVs) in the global automobile market.

According to an article by Reuters and published by the U.S. News & World Report, the Tesla 3 outsold all other cars in Europe during the month of September. It's the first EV to achieve that distinction.  

The article presents the news of the company's sales growth in context of its plans to build Europe's first gigafactory in Gruendheide near Berlin—a project facing a variety of local opposition.

The trends in European car sales stand in stark contrast to the trends in the United States, where large SUVs and pickup trucks are the best-selling vehicles, and smaller, more environmentally friendly models are being removed from the market.

Monday, October 25, 2021 in Reuters via U.S. News & World Report

View of Mount Hood at golden hour with Happy Valley, Oregon homes in foreground.

Clackamas County Votes to Allow ADUs, Residential RVs

County officials hope the zoning changes will help boost the housing supply in the region.

June 18, 2024 - Mountain Times

Single-family homes in a suburban neighborhood in Florida.

New Florida Law Curbs HOA Power

The legislation seeks to cut down on ‘absurd’ citations for low-level violations.

June 16, 2024 - The Guardian

Aerial view of intersection in New York City with yellow cabs and zebra crosswalks.

Planners’ Complicity in Excessive Traffic Deaths

Professor Wes Marshall’s provocatively-titled new book, "Killed by a Traffic Engineer," has stimulated fierce debates. Are his criticisms justified? Let’s examine the degree that traffic engineers contribute to avoidable traffic deaths.

June 13, 2024 - Todd Litman

Digital drawing of person holding city skyline with wifi symbols and lines indicating smart cities or data.

Cities Awarded for Data-Driven Projects

The What Cities Works Certification recognizes cities for using data to solve real problems.

June 21 - Smart Cities Dive

The Basilica of St. Joseph in San Jose, California.

Faith-Based Housing Movement Grows

More churches and municipalities are saying ‘Yes in God’s Backyard.’

June 21 - Vox

Close-up of red and white BUS LANE sign painted in street lane.

Why BRT Can Benefit Cities More Than Rail

Bus rapid transit lines offer a less expensive, quicker-build alternative to rail that can bring other infrastructure improvements with it.

June 21 - Governing

City Planner I

Department of Housing and Community Development

City Planner II

Department of Housing and Community Development

City Planner Supervisor

Department of Housing and Community Development

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.