US battery electric vehicle sales at record levels in first quarter of 2022

May 10, 2022

Q1 sales of battery-electric vehicles are reported to have reached a record 5.2% of the new sales market share in the United States (Courtesy Kia/YAA)
Q1 sales of battery-electric vehicles are reported to have reached a record 5.2% of the new sales market share in the United States (Courtesy Kia/YAA)

In the first quarter of 2022, battery-electric vehicle sales are reported to have reached a record 5.2% of the new sales market share in the United States, reports automotive purchasing site YAA. When combined with plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles, electrified vehicles are reported to account for some 12.4% of sales.

According to analyses by Kelly Blue Book, Tesla sales accounted for 75% of all EVs sold between January and March 2022, amounting to an estimated 129743 vehicles, followed by Hyundai-Kia (15480), VW (7932) Ford (6734), Nissan (4371) and Volvo (3092).

YAA added that in 2021 sales figures, plug-in vehicles (fully battery-electric and plug-in hybrids) claimed 4.8% market share in the United States. Battery-electric vehicles were 3.4% of all new car sales in the US in 2021.

In total, some 471,426 fully-electric vehicles were reported to be sold to American car buyers in 2021, representing a 83% increase in fully-electric vehicle sales since 2020.

Q1 sales of battery-electric vehicles are reported to have reached a record 5.2% of the new sales market share in the United States (Courtesy Kia/YAA)

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