In the third quarter of 2022, there were 131,000 total Tesla deliveries in the US. US EV Sales Outside of Tesla Passed 70,000.
Recently, the number of fully electric automobiles has increased significantly. Each month, a growing number of models are released onto the market, and some of them are doing reasonably well. As Tesla continues to grow rapidly, one wonders how far it can go. It will likely acquire this status in the fourth quarter of 2022, making it one of the top 10 selling auto brands in the country.
Ford has been crushing it in its own way, selling over 6,000 F-150 Lightning vehicles and over 10,000 Mustang Mach-Es in the third quarter alone. Even though that number is still well below the run rate of 100,000 vehicles annually, it is still more than three times larger than Ford’s total Q3 2021 sales of all electric vehicles.
A few thousand of Audi’s numerous e-tron models, which keep proliferating, were sold, while approximately 15,000 of Chevrolet’s inexpensive electric Bolt EV and Bolt EUV models were sold, setting a new record. (Once more, much under 100,000 annually.)
In the third quarter, sales of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 and Kia EV6 were each close to 5,000 units, while those of Rivian vehicles and the Volkswagen ID.4 increased to just over 6,500 units per quarter.
Of course, Tesla did the bulk of the work. The Model 3 and Model Y are two of the most popular selling vehicles in the US, selling more than 100,000 units in total. Although the sales of the Model S and Model X were far less than those of the 3 and Y, they nonetheless contributed to little more than 20,000 deliveries in Q3 2022.
Although we lack sales data for some full electric vehicle models and a few minor auto companies, we can estimate that 6.1% of US auto sales in Q3 2022 were made up of EVs based on the virtually comprehensive data we do have. Looking back in time at that person’s development, we have the following:
That shows that the US electric vehicle sales industry has developed and grown significantly over the past few years, increasing from about 2.2% of US auto sales in Q3 2020 to 6.1% in Q3 2022. Q3 2022 — 6.1% Q2 2022 — 5.1% Q1 2022 — 4.7% Q4 2021 — 4.1% Q3 2021 — 3.7% Q2 2021 — 3% Q1 2021 — 2.5% Q4 2020 — 2.3% Q3 2020 — 2.2%
Please let us know if anything else in the US EV sales statistics catches your attention.
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