Tesla Model Y became the best-selling car in California in 2022, well ahead of all its competitors. Model 3 also had an amazing run and came in second, proving that ICE cars are becoming a thing of the past.
The California New Car Dealers Association released its fourth quarter 2022 California Auto Outlook report, which provided sales data for the entire past year. While total vehicle registrations fell 7.9% in 2022, electric vehicle sales continued to gain momentum, driven largely by Tesla. Tesla captured a 3.5% share of the auto market that year in the state, which is especially striking given that the company only sells four car models.
Tesla Model Y is the hottest star in the California auto market in 2022. The lead over its closest petrol competitors continues to grow by tens of thousands every year, underscoring that local consumers are increasingly choosing Tesla vehicles over any other, especially if it is an internal combustion engine vehicle. Tesla registered 87,257 Model Ys, securing it with first place in sales in 2022.
However, this is not the only achievement of the manufacturer. Tesla also sold 78,934 Model 3s, giving the car a solid second place. The electric sedan earned a lead of more than 19,000 units over its closest competitor. Behind it, in third place, with 59,794 units, is Toyota RAV4. Toyota also sold 55,967 Camrys, giving it fourth place. Closing out the top 5 is Ford F-Series with 40,232 units.
Tesla Model Y is on track to become the best-selling car in the world this year. The January sales figures that continue to come in from various countries already show the car ranks among the top best-selling cars in the country. If no unforeseen circumstances arise, Tesla will succeed and Model Y will become the most popular car in the world in 2023.
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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.