Tesla currently ranks in the top three electric vehicles in the United States by 2022, and the competition isn’t even close.
The United States lags far behind Europe and China when it comes to electrifying the car market. There are many factors, including weaker incentives and the predominance of pickups, a segment that is only now being electrified.
But we are beginning to see a significant increase in EV prevalence over the past year, and this last quarter has been particularly important for EV adoption in the United States.
As we reported earlier, in the United States, EV supplies increased by 29%. compared to last year, according to CARB.
Now Experian has more data that gives us a better idea of the most popular electric cars in the United States this year:
- Tesla Model Y: 52,051
- Tesla Model 3: 47 682
- Tesla Model S: 9250
- Ford Mustang Mach-E: 6957
- Hyundai Ioniq 5: 6265
- Kia EV6: 4901
- Tesla Model X: 4899
- Nissan Leaf: 4401
- Kia Niro Electric: 3549
- Volkswagen ID.4: 2926
As you can see, Tesla is among the top three most popular electric vehicles in the United States, and the top two are in their own league in terms of volume.
The Model S is in third place with more than 9,000 units delivered in the first quarter of 2022 – 33% more than the Mustang Mach-E, which is in fourth place, even though the average selling price of the first is probably twice as high as the latter.
However, it is important to keep in mind that these figures are not representative of the demand for these vehicles, but rather the production capacity or US distribution for each.
Most vehicles on this list have 4 to 12 months of waiting for deliveries on new orders, but they are limited in production, and in the case of cars like the IOniq 5 and EV6, they are limited by the appropriations Hyundai provides to U.S. Dealers.
Tesla began investing early in large-scale production of its electric vehicles, giving it significant leadership, as more than 70% of all electric vehicles in the United States are manufactured by a automaker now based in Texas.
Speaking of Texas, Tesla is still investing in manufacturing in the United States with Gigafactory Texas in Austin, which should help increase Model Y’s shipments to the United States and expand its electric SUV leadership.
Until other large EVs, such as the Ford F-150 Lightning, are expected to hit the market next year, Tesla is expected to be left alone at the top.
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