It seems Tesla didn't just have a great year on the new car sales front.

The electric brand's most affordable electric car, the Model 3, was the most popular used EV in the

United States in 2023, according to data provided by online sales aggregator iSeeCars.

This isn't a new trend. The Model 3 also held the top spot for the most popular second-hand battery-powered car in the country

in 2022, but it's beginning to face more and tougher competition on the used market. In 2022, 40% of total 1- to 5-year-old used EV sales were represented by Tesla’s most affordable model, while in 2023 it was at 34.9%.

Get Fully Charged Tesla dominates used EV sales in the U.S. The Tesla Model 3 and Model Y were the most popular used EVs in the United States in 2023. The two cars made up nearly 50% of all the 1- to 5-year-old used EV sales in the country last year, according to a new study from