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Tesla Model Y & 3 Are Most American Made Cars of 2022, Model X & S Take 5th & 6th

Tesla Model Y & 3 Are Most American Made Cars of 2022, Model X & S Take 5th & 6th

In 2022, Tesla Model Y and Model 3 topped the Cars.com American-Made Index. In addition, Model X came in fifth while Model S took sixth, making Tesla the most American-made automaker.

Cars.com has released the results of an annual study that ranks new cars that contribute the most to the U.S. economy. The 2022 study follows the same principles as in 2020 and 2021, ranking 95 vehicles according to the same five criteria: assembly location, parts content, engine origins, transmission origins, and U.S. manufacturing workforce.

Based on the assessment of all components, Tesla cars not only maintained their first place in the overall standings but also strengthened their presence on the list. Model Y took first place and became the most American-made car, climbing up from the third place in 2021. Just behind it is last year's winner, Tesla Model 3. Tesla Model X is in fifth place, and Tesla Model S is in sixth place. Both cars were refreshed last year and deliveries did not start before the Cars.com study, so they did not make the 2021 list.



Thus, summing up the positions, it becomes obvious that the entire line of Tesla cars is the most American-made, of which no other automaker can boast. This automatically leads to the understanding that the Texas manufacturer significantly supports the American economy by providing important jobs at home. While the U.S. manufacturers often choose to have manufacturing facilities outside and then export cars to sell to Americans, Tesla is focused on selling them cars that are made by their compatriots on their home soil. As Tesla strives to localize its supply chain, its vehicles claim to be 100% domestic, double the industry average.

Meanwhile, the US government continues to suppress Tesla by ignoring the merit and advantages of the manufacturer and favoring cars that are less made in the US by US residents. The Inflation Reduction Act, which provides tax credits for the purchase of pure electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles, cut off the $7,500 tax credit for Tesla's five-seater Model Y. At the same time, the list includes hybrid SUVs with a negligible range offered by their batteries, which, moreover, are not assembled in the USA.

The Top 20

Rank Model Assembly location for cars sold in the U.S. (Rank in the 2021 AMI)
1 Tesla Model Y Fremont, Calif., or Austin, Texas 3 Research Shop
2 Tesla Model 3 Fremont, Calif. 1 Research Shop
3 Lincoln Corsair Louisville, Ky. 64 Research Shop
4 Honda Passport Lincoln, Ala. 9 Research Shop
5 Tesla Model X Fremont, Calif. Unranked Research Shop
6 Tesla Model S Fremont, Calif. Unranked Research Shop
7 Jeep Cherokee Belvidere, Ill. 4 Research Shop
8 Honda Ridgeline Lincoln, Ala. 6 Research Shop
9 Honda Odyssey Lincoln, Ala. 7 Research Shop
10 Honda Pilot Lincoln, Ala. 8 Research Shop
11 Chevrolet Corvette Bowling Green, Ky. 5 Research Shop
12 GMC Canyon Wentzville, Mo. 15 Research Shop
13 Chevrolet Colorado Wentzville, Mo. 14 Research Shop
14 Acura MDX East Liberty or Marysville, Ohio Unranked Research Shop
15 Acura RDX East Liberty or Marysville, Ohio 12 Research Shop
16 Acura TLX Marysville, Ohio 13 Research Shop
17 Ford Ranger Wayne, Mich. 28 Research Shop
18 Ford Bronco Wayne, Mich. Unranked Research Shop
19 Dodge Durango Detroit 36 Research Shop
20 Ford Expedition, Expedition Max Louisville, Ky. 11 Research Shop

 

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Eva Fox

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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.

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