The Bestselling Electric Cars of 2022 So Far

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We are most of the way via 2022, and the electrical automobile income chart tells us an important story: It is not just about Tesla any more, and it will be more and more a lot less so in the future as challengers start out to accrue some serious quantities, even if Teslerati still sneer at them. In this article are the most recent standings for the most common EVs as of Oct 2022, in accordance to data from Kelley Blue Book (portion of Cox Automotive).

Chevrolet Bolt and Bolt EUV

Common Motors

The Bolt comes in two physique designs that are if not so identical that they slot as a person product. You have to ponder exactly where the Bolt would rank if it were not for its remarkably publicized battery challenges that the moment prompted GM to counsel parking it outside so you really don’t burn up your dwelling down. The deal with has been deployed, moveover GM is closing the website page on the Bolt’s battery tech as the company moves to its new Ultium technological innovation. That stated, possessing a Bolt isn’t going to scare me. 

Tesla Model S Plaid

That dagger superscript (†) next to the Design S Plaid’s top speed still applies.


The Product S utilized to prime lists like these, but that was when EVs ended up scarce. These days this highly-priced sedan — two attributes that most US automobile buyers have no interest in — slots reduce but is even now an crucial aspect of Tesla’s domination of the luxurious and electrical car segments. The Model S is on a trajectory to remaining bumped out of lists like this as other EVs pass it in the foreseeable potential.

2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Carbonized Grey Metallic is 1 of two new colors for the 2023 design year.


While advertising far underneath the prime two EVs coming up, the Mach-E was the very first vehicle to sign the finish of the industry being all Teslas with a handful of rounding problems, specifically if the Product S rotates out shortly. Mach-E product sales amplified by 49{09e594db938380acbda72fd0ffbcd1ef1c99380160786adb3aba3c50c4545157} above the similar period of time in 2021, and Ford manager Jim Farley suggests he expects US EV income to mature 2 times as fast as most experts forecast. That is portion of why Ford’s constructing a significant plant in rural Tennessee that will dwarf its renowned Rouge plant in Detroit

OGI Tesla Model 3


Now we enter the huge leagues, a range that is double what the Design 3 bought in the exact same period in 2021, but however not sufficient to make it no. 1. When the Model 3 is synonymous with the achievement of EVs in general, our range 1 automobile coming up does a little something it can not.

In advance of we get to that, a few of critical aspect tales:

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 (US income of 18,492) and the Kia EV6 (US income of 17,564) cousins each miss out on the cut for this listing, but if they ended up blended they would bump the Mach E out of 3rd location. The Ioniq 5 and EV6 are not related adequate to warrant this kind of a grouping, but they share plenty of technological know-how and parentage to argue that dad or mum Hyundai Motor Enterprise has the pulse of US EV purchasers a lot more so than any organization except Tesla.

The Volvo sub-manufacturer Polestar 2 justifies mention for exhibiting the maximum gross sales growth amount in the US so considerably this year, up 500{09e594db938380acbda72fd0ffbcd1ef1c99380160786adb3aba3c50c4545157} above its 2021 quantity, however on a very small foundation of 1,091 cars in 2021. Contrast that to its cousin, the Volvo XC40 Recharge, which is encountering a person of the most significant product sales drops of any EV that wasn’t canceled this yr. That’s not so substantially a comment on the car as on its creation pipeline, but an EV desires to sell if it is really heading to adjust the environment.

I feel hybrids and plug-in hybrids are missed, and if the RAV4 Hybrid and RAV4 Prime PHEV were being on this listing, their 138,275 US product sales so considerably would be a robust no. 3, closing in on the Product 3. The RAV4 long back replaced the Prius as America’s preferred hybrid, but have you seen the new Prius?



Though the Design 3 is legendary, the Tesla Product Y checks extra containers and sells a good deal additional cars and trucks. It is really an EV and a compact utility, a magic mix in a market that is focused on crossovers, SUVs and vans. If the sibling Design Y and Design 3 were mixed as in my Hyundai/Kia musing higher than, they would have a 60{09e594db938380acbda72fd0ffbcd1ef1c99380160786adb3aba3c50c4545157} share of the US EV current market. If you get tired of every single pundit citing Tesla when they talk about EVs, you will find a explanation they do.

I’ll refresh this listing at the shut of the 12 months to see how the to start with three autos fared in this close race. What EV profits winners are coming future? Verify out my video clip on the major EVs to observe for in 2023. Hint: Electric pickup vehicles may well soon haul this record to the dump.