Electric vehicles (EVs) saw a significant increase in popularity in 2022. To compete with Tesla‘s success, many car manufacturers are conducting research and development in this field. The top ten best-selling EVs, as well as the reasons for their popularity, are as follows:
Top selling electric cars in the US
Although electric car sales are increasing in almost every country, developed countries come first in this regard. Both the adequacy of charging stations and the wide range of EVs are major factors in this. The US doubled its electric vehicle sales compared to the previous year. In 2022, the US sold 800,000 electric vehicles. This figure represents 6% of the overall vehicle sales average. This is a very high rate.
10. Ford F-150 Lightning/Rivian R1T
Ford, an American brand, is famous for its trucks. Ford, which started the production of electric vehicles with the Mustang Mach-E, also included the F series into the game. The F-150 Lightning/Rivian R1T, which started production in May 2021, has since become the most popular electric truck in the US.
9. Volkswagen ID.4
German giant Volkswagen’s first fully electric SUV, ID.4, started production in 2020. It offers a luxury use with the driving assistant in electric vehicles called IQ.DRIVE. More than 20,000 sales in the US in 2022 attracted attention.
8. Kia EV6
Introduced in 2021 in partnership with Hyundai Motor GMP, the model has sold more than 20,000 copies in the US. The all-electric sport crossover, the EV6, is the apple of Kia’s eye. The vehicle also has the feature of fast charging from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes.
7. Hyundai IONIQ 5
Hyundai made a good entry into the EV market with the IONIQ 5. The model, which received the appreciation of both user comments and many names from the industry, had a good debut in the US in 2022, selling 22,982 units.
6. Tesla Model X
When it comes to electric cars, Tesla is the first brand that comes to mind all over the world and in the US. Tesla Model X is still in high demand, even though Tesla has released many more affordable models.
5. Chevy Bolt EV/EUV
General Motors’ favorite electric vehicles are currently the most affordable electric vehicles in the US. Although its prices start from $25,000, it offers luxury quality and high driving pleasure with what it promises. In 2022, it sold 38,120 units thanks to both price and quality.
4. Tesla Model S
The Tesla Model S is an EV model that Tesla does not humbly but sells at a high price. Despite its high price starting at $114,000, it ranks 4th on the list. The model, which accelerates from 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds, is a vehicle equipped with Tesla’s smart software.
3. Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford is an American company that continues the Mustang brand. Ford is continuing this in the electric vehicle class with the Mustang Mach-E. This quiet-driving 5-seat SUV sold 39,458 units in the US in 2022.
2. Tesla Model 3
The Tesla Model 3 is a more affordable EV that Tesla launched without sacrificing much on quality. So much so that this affordable price gave him the opportunity to be in the second place of the list. Like the Tesla Model S, it goes from 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds. As for the price, starting at $ 46,000 gives it an advantage.
1. Tesla Model Y
Tesla is at the top of the list again. This model, which is popular all over the world, may be number 1 in the list of best-selling vehicles in the future (EV or non-EV). Among the reasons for this is the low starting price of $ 65,990 compared to its quality. At the same time, it has an AWD dual engine, 76-cubic-foot storage and 330-mile range, making it a complete price-performance beast from a technical point of view.