Tesla Model 3 dominates the sale of electric vehicles in the United States.

A comparison of the first quarter (Q1) sales of 2019 Vs Q1 of 2018 reveals that thanks to Tesla Model 3, thousands of new consumers have become electric vehicle owners compared to any other previous model.

The verdict is clear-- Model 3 accounts for 60 percent of sales. By a conservative estimate, if we add Model S’s 8 percent and another 7 percent of Model X sales, cumulatively the three Tesla models will account for 75 percent of the sale in the U.S. electric vehicle market.  

That makes it a cool 8 percent higher in Q1 2019 Vs 67 percent in the first quarter of 2018. Apart from Tesla models, other models with impressive sales figures in Q1 2019 include Chevy Bolt 11 percent and Nissan’s LEAF at 7 percent.

In the non-Tesla group, LEAF sales soared 5.5 percent while the Volkswagen e-Golf sales surged a massive 60 percent

What makes Model 3 a darling of masses?

Although all-electric cars have their own set of unique features to attract customers, Model 3 stands out in terms of broad range, features, moderate cost, and performance.

The slashing of Model 3’s base price to a magical $35,000 figure made things easy for acquisition.

As Tesla Model 3 woos potential customers in terms of vehicle specs, range, pricing, sales models, and branding other electric vehicle models are finding it hard to cut their teeth into the mass-market.

Tesla’s new software update to boost Model 3 

Meanwhile, Tesla Model 3’s new software update will boost its speeds to longer periods. For Model 3 Performance owners, this means top speed will increase further.

During the launch of base Model 3 at $35,000 with a shorter range and a new interior, promises came that many upgrades will follow.

Tesla’s new upgrades on Model 3 sweeps the entire Model 3 by range with a Long Range battery pack and rear-wheel-drive motor to peak the power.

Tesla started that work in March.

The ‘High-Speed Performance’ software update or ‘2019.12’ update will enable Model 3 vehicles to sustain more power at high speeds.  GettyImages-Tesla logo A Tesla showroom stands in the Meatpacking district in Manhattan in New York City, June 6, 2018. Photo: Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Critics have panned Tesla vehicles for not maintaining high power outputs for long. The result was lower utility in high speed commuting purpose or on race tracks unlike what a German Autobahn will do.

In January, CEO Elon Musk said Tesla is prepared to push the Model 3’s battery pack and motor to higher levels as the on-road data analysis for over a year is ready.