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Tesla has the top 3 electric cars in the US, and it doesn’t even come close

Tesla has the top 3 electric cars in the US, and it doesn't even come close

Tesla currently has the top three electric cars in the United States so far in 2022, and the competition isn’t even close.

The United States is lagging far behind Europe and China when it comes to electrifying the passenger car market. Many factors are at play, including weaker incentives and a preference for pickup trucks, a segment that is only now being electrified.

But we’re starting to see a significant increase in EV usage over the past year, and this last quarter was especially important for EV usage in the United States.

As we previously reported, the United States saw a 29% increase in EV deliveries compared to last year, according to data from CARB.

Now Experian comes out with more data that gives us a better idea of ​​the most popular electric vehicles in the United States so far this year:

  1. Tesla Model Y: 52,051
  2. Tesla Model 3: 47,682
  3. Tesla Model S: 9,250
  4. Ford Mustang Mach-E: 6.957
  5. Hyundai Ioniq 5: 6,265
  6. Kia EV6: 4,901
  7. Tesla Model X: 4,899
  8. Nissan Leaf: 4,401
  9. Kia Niro Electric: 3,549
  10. Volkswagen ID.4: 2.926

As you can see, Tesla has the top 3 most popular electric vehicles in the United States and the first two are in a league of their own in terms of volume.

The Model S is in third place with more than 9,000 units delivered in Q1 2022 – 33% more than the Mustang Mach-E which comes in fourth, despite the average selling price of the former being likely twice that of the former. the last.

The most important thing to keep in mind, though, is that these numbers are not representative of the demand for these vehicles, but rather the production capacity or US allocation for each.

Most of the vehicles on this list have a four to 12 month wait for deliveries on new orders, but they are production-limited and, in the case of vehicles like the IOniq 5 and EV6, are limited by the allocations Hyundai gives to US dealers.

Tesla invested early on in the production of large volumes of electric vehicles, giving it a huge head start: More than 70% of all electric vehicles in the United States are produced by the now Texas-based automaker.

Speaking of Texas, Tesla is still investing heavily in production in the United States with Gigafactory Texas in Austin, which should help ramp up Model Y shipments in the United States and extend the electric SUV’s lead.

Until other high-volume EVs hit the market next year, such as the Ford F-150 Lightning, Tesla is expected to remain only at the top.

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