In this barchart race video, we have ranked the top 10 electric car sales by different brands from 2011 to 2020 in the US. Based on the recent data by Part Catalog, Tesla’s cars have captured the high market. Subscribe and hit the bell to see new videos.
Some critical US electric car sales data aren’t easy to come by these days. We don’t get figures for several of the most popular models because their makers don’t break out sales of different models (Tesla — Model Y vs. Model 3) or several powertrains of the models that come in gas or electric versions (the Hyundai Kona and Kia Niro). As a result, this quarterly reports on US EV sales exclude the latter. They involve an estimate for the Model Y versus Model 3 split. Also, Tesla doesn’t yet report its US sales, only global sales, so even the Tesla sales are a combined 3 + Y estimate.
The Tesla Model 3 remained the world’s most successful plug-in electric vehicle, with global unit sales of about 365,000 during 2020. That year, deliveries of Tesla’s Model 3 and Model Y grew by almost 90 percent year-on-year. These two models accounted for 60 percent of Tesla’s sales amount in 2020.
Experian collects registration data from different states and has just published some estimates for Electric Vehicle Sales in the year’s first half. We now have a list of the top 10 highest-selling electric vehicle models in the United States based on registration data (see video for a chart for the first half of the year).
Vehicles ranked in this video are e-Tron, i3, i8 Bolt EV, 500e, Kona, Ioniq EV, i-Pace, Niro EV, Soul EV, B250e, Leaf, Taycan, ED, Model 3, Model S, Model X, Model Y, and e-Golf.
Competition rises in electric vehicle manufacturing.
Tesla maintained its role as the leading electric vehicle brand, yet, 2020 saw competition in electric vehicles intensify. GM-SAIC-Wuling’s HongGuang Mini EV also debuted in 2020, while Volkswagen started distributing its new ID.3 model. Both models made it into the list of best-selling plug-in electric vehicle models globally.
Technology inspires automotive electrification.
Electric vehicles are rising in popularity. Consumers have become more interested in plug-in electrical cars following significant technological developments. Technology has significantly improved the range of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, meaning that plug-in vehicles are more convenient and practical. It is expected that solid-state batteries will be a step up on battery technology and have the opportunity to increase the range even further. Japanese companies hold the most patents in this field.
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