The Tesla Model 3 has been declared the most desirable used car and electric vehicle (EV) of 2021 for dealers by Aston Barclay.
The US-built electric car appeared in the remarketing firm’s top 10 desirability index on seven occasions: more than any other model.
It follows the Tesla Model 3's success in the new car market in 2021, when its 34,783 registrations ensured it was the UK's best-selling new electric vehicle of the year and the second most popular in the entire market, behind Vauxhall's Corsa supermini.
Martin Potter, managing director - customer of Aston Barclay, said: “Our monthly used car desirability index takes into consideration three key metrics, web views prior to sale, number of physical and online bids per sale, and the sale price achieved as a percentage of CAP average.
“Every time a Tesla Model 3 has gone under the hammer we have seen it perform strongly against all three of those criteria.
“In recent months we have seen some cars at between 12-18 months make close to or above retail money. Combined with its consistent new car sales performance we believe the Tesla 3 has got to be the most influential EV in 2021.”
Aston Barclay has seen a consistent rise in the desirability of used EVs during 2021, with the Hyundai Ioniq being the first ever EV to top its desirability index in September. In Aston Barclay’s latest used car insights report it also saw prices of EVs rise by 15.7% in Q4 (£3,529) to £25,883 which reinforcing their increased desirability across the used market.
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