Tesla vehicles are the undisputed leaders in the EV market, and are gradually taking over the share of the automotive market from vehicles with an internal combustion engine. The manufacturer's Q1 2022 sales in the U.S. demonstrate the brand's strength, with its vehicles topping the list of best-selling EVs for the period.
In Q1 2022, U.S. EV sales are up 60% year-over-year, a strong demonstration of the shift in interest away from ICE vehicles. Electric vehicle registrations reached 158,689 units, representing a record 4.6% of the total passenger car market, according to Experian via Automotive News. At the same time, the total number of all registered cars fell by 18%.
Tesla remains the leader in the segment, selling a number of vehicles unattainable to competitors. All Tesla vehicles are in the top 10 best-selling EVs in Q1 2022. Model Y, Model 3, and Model S are at the top of the ranking, and Model X is in seventh place. The total number of vehicles registered by Tesla during this period is 113,882 units.
Tesla Model Y took first place with an impressive 52,051 registered units, leaving all competitors far behind. Model 3 came in second with 47,682 units. Only these two models of the Texas-based manufacturer make up the bulk of the entire U.S. EV market, and therefore are its only support in the race for leadership in the segment with China. However, Tesla's accomplishments do not end there, as its Model S is in third place with 9,250 registrations.
More modest results were recorded by Ford Mustang Mach-E with 6,957 registrations, Hyundai Ionic 5 had 6,265, and Kia EV6 registered 4,901, which finished fourth, fifth, and sixth respectively. In seventh place is Tesla Model X with 4,899 registrations.
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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.