In comparison to the 256,400 Corolla, the Tesla Model Y sold 267,200 units globally in the first quarter.

and 214,700 RAV4 models were sold over that time.

That represents a roughly 69 percent increase for the Model Y year over year.

a figure that Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and resident meme lord, will undoubtedly applaud.

Before the Model Y launched, Musk was optimistic about its success.

In 2016, it was predicted to generate demand "in the 500k to 1 million unit per year level."

The Tesla Model Y is the first electric vehicle to top the global sales charts.

Despite costing nearly twice as much, the Tesla Model Y outsold the Toyota Corolla in the first quarter.