Top 10 best-selling electric vehicles in the US

In 2022, adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) became much more popular and we also saw a whole new array of electric vehicles enter the US automotive market

The sale of electric vehicles (EVs) is rising rapidly. While the industry awaits the verdict between lower cost fuel-powered vehicles and the newer, seemingly higher cost, battery-electric vehicles, we’re recognising the impact of some automakers. 

The Top 10 best-selling EVs in the US for 2022 are those that have made a significant impact on the consumer perception of alternative mobility, but also, we just really like these cars! 

Rivian R1T

10. Rivian R1T 

One of the most influential pure-play manufacturers in the country, Rivian has made a name for itself as a sustainable automotive brand that delivers exceptional quality and performance in the form of its R1T model, and R1S SUV. 

The company is driven by responsibility for the climate without compromising the driver’s need for adventure, therefore creating one of the best pickup trucks ever delivered to the US market—selling a little over 20,000 in 2022. 

Volkswagen ID.4

9. Volkswagen ID.4

A popular choice of car among US drivers comes from the German carmaker Volkswagen. The ID.4 is part of the ID. family based on the company’s latest modular drive matrix (MEB).

VW has been known to pay particular attention to the US market with plans for expansion well underway. Needless to say, one of its latest automotive additions grabbed the attention of the industry in the states. The car also features some of VW’s most advanced technologies, such as its IQ.DRIVE ADAS, which includes travel assist, adaptive cruise control, blindspot monitoring, and front assist.

Kia EV6

8. Kia EV6 

As a more sporty-looking car, the Kia EV6 has been praised as a great choice of SUV for US drivers. The car shares the same platform as its Hyundai cousin, the IONIQ 5, and holds its stance with a serious, fun exterior design. 

It has a range of up to 310 miles and leverages fast-charging capabilities to reach 80% in 18 minutes at the right charge points. In the US, Kia sold around 20,498 of these cars in 2022 and will continue to expand upon its offerings this year. 

Hyundai IONIQ 5

7. Hyundai IONIQ 5 

A small yet mighty EV, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a SUV that bridges the gap between the high-end market and the mid-market car options. In 2022, the company sold around 22,982 of the cars and continues to develop models for the E-GMP platform built by Hyundai themselves. 

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 rivals other electric SUVs like the ID.4 by Volkswagen and EV6 by Kia, achieving an EPA range of up to 303 miles.

Tesla Model X

6. Tesla Model X 

Sporting a unique pair of rear falcon wing doors, the Tesla Model X is the vehicle of choice for transporting families safely. Branded a luxury electric SUV, it has a range of up to 331 miles per charge and archives a speed of 2.5 seconds. 

The Model X showcases a use of the spacious interior with capacity for up to seven passengers. The car is also sporting a significant towing capacity and achieves peak power equivalent to 1,020 horsepower. 

Chevrolet Bolt EV

5. Chevrolet Bolt EV

Coming in an EV and electric utility vehicle (EUV) model, the Chevrolet Bolt is a small, agile vehicle produced by the General Motors-owned brand. With a 259-mile EPA range, the car is more than capable of being a daily driver for any consumer. 

The car is built for comfort with a electrified vehicle trademark—spacious interior and advanced infotainment system. 

Tesla Model S

4. Tesla Model S 

It’s considered luxury with a supercar acceleration. The Tesla Model S is built to run for around 405 miles per charge, but, for those who aren’t range-conscious, its ‘Plaid’ version can also achieve acceleration rates of 0 to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds—average model is 3.1 seconds. 

Leveraging the much-loved technologies of the entire Tesla range, the Model S is capable of keeping up with its ICE counterparts, but sets US drivers back US$104,990. Nevertheless, the Model S is one EV with great range and performance capabilities. 

Ford Mustang Mach-E

3. Ford Mustang Mach-E

Could anyone imagine a model to succeed the 5L V8 American-born muscle car? The Ford Mustang Mach-E is the company’s homage to one of its much-loved automobiles that brings the racing horse logo into a new era of automotive.

The year-end sales figure for the Mach-E closed at 39,458 cars, vehicles featuring range of up to 300 miles per charge and a 0 to 60 mph speed of under 3.5 seconds. 

Ford’s most recently unveiled F-150 Lightning must also be praised for its innovative design and success in receiving 200,000 reservations.

Tesla Model 3

2. Tesla Model 3 

The Tesla Model 3 offers an impressive acceleration for any automobile, and a range of up to 358 miles. The car also features Autopilot self-driving technology, bringing it into the 21st century in style. With space for up to five passengers, the Model 3 is one of the most popular EVs globally and primary choice for US drivers. 

Tesla Model Y

1. Tesla Model Y

One of the originals, the Tesla Model Y seems to be a great all-rounder for car drivers in the US and is often a great vehicle choice for the daily commute. 

Since the roll out of the vehicle in 2020, it has exceeded the expectations of consumers with an approximate figure exceeding 250,000 sales in the states. Not only does this vehicle carry the sleek, well-acquainted design of the Tesla range.


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