Tesla deliveries totaled approximately 131,000 in the United States in Q3 2022. Sales of non-Tesla electric vehicles in the United States exceeded 70,000.
Fully electric vehicles have grown steadily in recent years. More models are hitting the market every month, and some of them are selling in decent volumes. Meanwhile, Tesla’s strong growth continues and one wonders how high Tesla can go. It’s poised to be one of the top 10 best-selling auto brands in the United Statesa target that should be reached in the 4th quarter of 2022.
Ford rocked it in its own way, selling more than 6,000 units of the F-150 Lightning in Q3 and more than 10,000 Mustang Mach-Es during that period. Granted, that’s still well below an operating rate of 100,000 vehicles per year, but it’s about 3 times higher than Ford’s total all-electric vehicle sales in Q3 2021.
Audi has sold a few thousand of its various e-tron options (which are growing steadily), and Chevrolet has sold a new record total of its affordable Bolt EV and Bolt EUV electric cars, nearly 15,000 units. (Again, well under 100,000 per year.)
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 and Kia EV6 totaled nearly 5,000 sales each in Q3, while Rivian vehicles and the Volkswagen ID.4 reached just over 6,500 units per quarter.
Of course, the heavy lifting was done by Tesla. With over 100,000 units in combined sales, the Model 3 and Model Y are two of the best-selling vehicles – of any kind – in the United States. The Model S and Model X had only a fraction of the sales of the 3 and Y, but they still combined for just over 20,000 combined deliveries in Q3 2022.
We don’t have a hard figure because we lack sales data for a few minor car brands as well as sales data for some fully electric vehicle models, but based on the nearly complete data we have, the vehicles electric reached 6.1% of the American automobile. sales in the third quarter of 2022. If we look at the historical evolution of this figure, here is what we have:
- 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%
This indicates that the U.S. electric vehicle sales industry has grown and matured significantly over the past two years, growing from approximately 2.2% of U.S. auto sales in Q3 2020 to 6.1% in Q3 2022!
Let us know what else stands out to you about US electric vehicle sales data.
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