Tesla Leads US EV Market, Eclipsing Next 15 Brands Combined

  • EV sales in the US grew by 52% YoY during Q3 2022.
  • Top 10 EV models constituted almost 70% of EV sales.
  • US EV sales are expected to exceed 10 million units annually by 2030.

New Delhi, London, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul – January 4, 2023

The US electric vehicle* (EV) sales** grew by almost 52% YoY during Q3 2022 despite macroeconomic headwinds, according to Counterpoint Global Passenger Vehicle Model Sales Tracker. Battery EVs (BEVs) constituted over 80% of the total US EV sales. BEV sales grew by more than 78% YoY during Q3. Tesla’s Q3 sales eclipsed the next 15 brands combined.

Commenting on market dynamics, Associate Director Hanish Bhatia said, “Overall US passenger vehicle sales will likely suffer due to macroeconomic pressures until at least mid-2023. Higher interest rates are hitting both loan and leasing routes to ownership. However, the affordability of EVs will be revitalized once EV policies and credit subsidies take effect.”

US Top 5 EV Brands' Sales Share Q3 2022_Counterpoint Research
Source: Counterpoint Global Passenger Vehicle Model Sales Tracker, Q3 2022

Market summary

Tesla sales in the US grew by more than 56% YoY during the quarter. Although Tesla has had some headwinds in meeting orders and delivering vehicles, it has remained the undisputed market leader for at least the previous 19 quarters. The Model Y and Model 3 are its most sold models.

Ford sold over 18,000 EV units during Q3, registering almost 132% YoY growth. With the introduction of the electric version of the best-selling F-150, the company has been able to mark its position in the US EV market.

Chevrolet catapulted its EV sales growth rate by 225% YoY to over 14,000 units. The Bolt and Bolt EUV are the only two Chevrolet EV models being offered currently. The Bolt EUV sales volume almost quadrupled from the previous year. The brand is on track to introduce three new EV models – Silverado EV, Equinox EV and Blazer EV.

The top 10 best-selling EV models constituted almost 70% of the country’s EV sales in Q3. Tesla’s Model Y has been the best-selling EV model since the third quarter of 2020.

Top 10 US EV models Counterpoint

Commenting on the market outlook, Research Director Jeff Fieldhack said, “Tax credits are expected to boost EV demand. Moreover, a price reduction is expected as more battery manufacturing firms are being set up across the North American continent. Batteries constitute 40% to 45% of the cost of EVs. The availability of multiple battery suppliers and a decrease in logistics costs for batteries will positively impact the US EV market. EV sales in the US are expected to exceed 10 million units annually by 2030 at a CAGR of 37%, according to Counterpoint’s Global Passenger Vehicle Forecast.”

*For EVs, we consider only BEVs and PHEVs. This study does not include hybrid EVs and fuel-cell vehicles.

**Sales refer to wholesale figures, i.e. deliveries from factories by the respective brands/companies.

The comprehensive and in-depth ‘Global Passenger Electric Vehicle Sales Tracker, Q1 2018-Q3 2022’ is now available for purchase at report.counterpointresearch.com.

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Counterpoint Technology Market Research is a global research firm specializing in products in the TMT (technology, media, and telecom) industry. It services major technology and financial firms with a mix of monthly reports, customized projects, and detailed analyses of the mobile and technology markets. Its key analysts are seasoned experts in the high-tech industry.

Analyst Contacts

Hanish Bhatia

 

Jeff Fieldhack

 

 Soumen Mandal

 

 Moumen Badawi

 

 Counterpoint Research

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