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Here’s how US electric vehicle sales by maker and EV model through Q3 2022 compare

2022 has been the biggest year for electric vehicles in the United States on record as automakers go head to head to claim their position in the auto industry’s future. So, which automakers are winning so far? Here’s a breakdown of electric vehicle sales by EV model in the United States through the third quarter of 2022.

Electric vehicles are taking the US auto industry by storm as new models are introduced to the market, appealing to a broader market of buyers.

In the third quarter of 2022, electric vehicle sales continued to outpace their gas-powered predecessors, with a new record of over 200,000 EVs sold in three months.

EV pioneer Tesla remains the market leader, with 64% of the share, down from 66% in Q2 and 75% in Q1. The declining share was inevitable as legacy automakers look to catch Tesla’s success, racing to fill the growing demand for electric vehicles.

Ford, GM, and Hyundai brands are leading in this respect as they scale production of popular EV models such as the Mustang Mach-E, Chevy Bolt EV, and Hyundai IONIQ 5.

Despite rising prices (not just with EVs), US consumers are buying electric vehicles at a record pace. New government incentives, such as the EV tax credit provided in the Inflation Reduction Act, are expected to drive demand even higher in the next few years.

The United States has now crossed 6% in total EV market share, working toward its goal of a 50% share by 2030.

Tesla electric vehicles Source: Tesla

US electric vehicle sales through Q3 2022 by make and model

Cox Automotive released its quarterly US Auto Sales Report this week. Here’s a breakdown of US electric vehicle sales by model and their current market share. A dash (-) indicates either unknown, no sales, or the EV was launched this year, and there is no comparison to 2021.

Q3 salesYOYYear-to-date (YTD)YOYMarket share
Audi e-tron2,799208%10,82838.9%1.9%
Audi Q4 e-tron1,1121,1120.2%
BMW i3-100%9-99.3%0%
BMW i85-50%0%
BMW iX1,7273,1550.5%
Brightdrop Zevo1550%
Cadillac Lyric36360%
Chevy Bolt EV/EUV14,709226%22,012-11.3%3.8%
Ford E-Transit1,3794,3870.8%
Ford F-150 Lightning6,4648,7601.5%
Ford Mustang Mach-E10,41428,08949%4.9%
Genesis GV608071,0400.2%
GMC Hummer EV4117820.1%
Hyundai IONIQ7-99%18-99%0%
Hyundai IONIQ 54,80018,4923.2%
Hyundai Kona903-56%2,800-48.5%0.5%
Jaguar I-Pace22-90%290-67.2%0.1%
Kia EV64,99617,5643.0%
Kia Niro533-84%5,688-0.5%1.0%
Lucid Air6541,5960.3%
Mazda MX-3083240.1%
Mercedes EQB7397390.1%
Mercedes EQS11,9786,0281.0%
Mini Cooper1,099125%2,615113%0.5%
Nissan Leaf1,276-46%10,074-11.7%1.5%
Polestar 22,852243%6,548500.2%1.1%
Porsche Taycan1,325-29%5,774-20.1%1.0%
Rivian EDV7003463460.1%
Rivian R1S2633540.1%
Rivian R1T5,99111,5812.0%
Tesla Model 355,03067%156,35794.5%27.1%
Tesla Model S9,171150%23,46479.9%4.1%
Tesla Model X 6,55243%19,54216.4%3.4%
Tesla Model Y60,27120%191,45150.7%33.2%
Toyota BZ4X2320%
Volvo C403392,1380.4%
Volvo XC4012-99%2,127-45.8%0.4%
Volkswagen ID.46,65710%11,072-9.8%1.9%
US electric vehicles sales by model through Q3 2022 Source: Cox Automotive EV sales report

Check out a few visuals below to give you a comprehensive overview of the US electric vehicle market so far in 2022.

US electric vehicle share by model YTD 2022
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US electric vehicles sales by model 2022 YTD

Electrek’s Take

As you can see, Tesla remains the clear leader in the US market. However, with several new highly anticipated EV models beginning to roll out from other brands, the market is becoming more saturated.

You may notice some electric vehicle models, like Hyundai’s IONIQ or BMW’s i3, losing momentum as automakers set their sights on better opportunities.

Meanwhile, it’s clear electric vehicles are gaining popularity in the United States as consumer preferences shift. The primary thing to watch for going forward will be production capability. As EV manufacturing picks up, automakers are racing to lock up critical battery materials necessary to build electric vehicles at scale.

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Peter Johnson is covering the auto industry’s step-by-step transformation to electric vehicles. He is an experienced investor, financial writer, and EV enthusiast. His enthusiasm for electric vehicles, primarily Tesla, is a significant reason he pursued a career in investments. If he isn’t telling you about his latest 10K findings, you can find him enjoying the outdoors or exercising