Tesla continues to lead the California ZEV market in 2022 with a nearly 62% share. The company sold more than 1.5x the number of vehicles of all other automakers combined. Note that this impressive result includes plug-in hybrid electric vehicle sales, which still primarily rely on an internal combustion engine.
Tesla's sales in California are on the rise again, edging out competitors with internal combustion engines. Sales of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) reached 345,818 units in 2022, up nearly 60% from a year earlier, according to California's Energy Commission data. This accounted for 18.8% of all auto sales in the state, registering a large influx, largely thanks to Tesla. Of these, 292,496 were battery electric vehicles (BEVs), 50,748 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and 2,574 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). At the same time, sales of Tesla cars are more than twice as high as all automakers in the ZEV segment combined.
Tesla sales were 212,586 units, of which Model 3 accounted for 94,683, Model Y 93,872, Model X 13,319, and Model Y 10,712. All four Tesla car models ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places, respectively. The closest competitor to these top-four Teslas is the Mustang Mach-E, which finished in fifth place with 9,870 units.
Total sales of all other Tesla competitors' ZEVs were 133,232 units. Thus, Tesla with its four models has surpassed the combined sales of dozens of models from all other automakers by 79,354 units. This is really impressive and clearly indicates who is making the biggest contribution to the spread of zero-emission vehicles in the state.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.