The Most Popular Electric Cars, Trucks and SUVS in America

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Last updated Aug 4, 2023

The numbers are in, and let’s just address this from the get-go: Tesla continues to dominate electric vehicle sales in America. We’ve got the latest data, and there’s a lot to digest. Check back for updates when Q3 2023 numbers are available.

EV Sales in America (2023 Totals Through Q2)

EV sales totals in America (2023)

Here’s the latest EV sales totals via Auto News. These are the 2023 totals through the second quarter.

MakeModelTotal Sales (2023)
TeslaModel Y190,500
TeslaModel 3121,500
ChevroletBolt (EV and EUV)33,659
TeslaModel S19,100
VolkswagenID.416,448
FordMustang Mach-E14,040
HyundaiIONIQ 513,641
TeslaModel X11,900
GenesisGV6011,320
BMWi410,724
FordF-150 Lightning8,700
KiaEV68,328
RivianR1T7,811
BMWiX6,486
RivianR1S6,336
PolestarPolestar 25,783
Mercedes-BenzEQS SUV5,490
NissanAriya5,195
AudiQ4 e-tron4,682
Mercedes-BenzEQS Sedan4,539
VolvoC404,533
NissanLeaf4,234
ToyotabZ4X3,659
Mercedes-BenzEQB SUV3,404
HyundaiIONIQ 63,245
PorscheTaycan3,162
Mercedes-BenzEQE Sedan2,990
Mercedes-BenzEQE SUV2,845
Audie-tron2,513
Audie-tron GT1,786
LucidAir1,390
AudiQ8 e-tron1,119

Tesla continues to lead with 68% market share among US EV sales. In other words, all other EV sales combined still can’t compare to Tesla’s domination.

The next best-selling EVs in America behind Tesla are the Chevy Bolt, the newly American-made Volkswagen ID.4, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, and the Hyundai IONIQ 5.

The Chevrolet Bolt EV has had a record sales year. Bolt EV and EUV sales were up 100% year-over-year in the second quarter. It looks like the Bolt is having success right as GM decided to cancel it. Perhaps that’s a major reason why they recently mentioned a resurrected Bolt in the future, powered by the superior Ultium batteries.

The Ford F-150 Lightning is by far the best-selling electric truck in America, with Rivian quite a ways behind. We don’t expect the Lightning to have serious competition until the Silverado EV comes along. Full production is unlikely before next spring.

Stay tuned for the next update as Q3 2023 numbers come out. Will Tesla continue to dominate, or will legacy automakers FINALLY catch up? What do you think? Leave us a comment below. We’d love to hear from you.

2 Comments

  1. Jon averill

    Justin, I don’t see the Bolt EV on your list of 2023 EV car sales. Cheers, jon

    Reply
    • Justin Fischer

      Thanks, good catch Jon! I’ve added the Bolt and wow, it’s the #3 seller in 2023 so far. GM should NOT cancel it. I know their launching a new generation Bolt, but keep it in production meanwhile!

      Reply

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