US: BEV Market More Than Doubled Through July 2021

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According to the car registration data from Experian (via Automotive News), from January to July 2021, some 255,393 electric vehicles have been registered, which is 113% more than a year ago (119,628). That's not bad considering that the new car registrations increased only 30% year-over-year.

The market share for BEVs (hydrogen fuel cell vehicle sales are marginal) stands at about 2.6%, compared to 1.6% a year ago.

Tesla remains the biggest player in the BEV segment with 168,021 registrations (up 75% year-over-year), which is almost 66% of the total! That's a big share, but a year ago, it was closer to 80% (about 90,000 out of 119,628), which means that the combined effort of other manufacturers now has a bigger effect.

The Tesla Model Y and Tesla Model 3 remain the most popular models.

BEV registrations in the U.S. - January-July 2021

  • Tesla Model Y - 93,708 ("rose nearly fivefold")
  • Tesla Model 3 - 68,448 (up 16% year-over-year from about 59,000)
  • Chevrolet Bolt EV/EUV - 21,896 (up 138% from 9,185)
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E - 13,951
  • Nissan LEAF - 9,435
  • Volkswagen ID.4 - 8,403
  • Porsche Taycan (all versions) - 6,071
  • Hyundai Kona Electric - 6,069
  • Audi e-tron (all versions) - 5,473
  • Kia Niro EV - 4,081
  • Tesla Model S - 4,054 (down 46% from about 7,500)
  • Tesla Model X - 1,811 (down 83% from 10,612)
  • other - 11,993
  • Total - 255,393 (up 133%)

Since the Chevrolet Bolt EV/EUVs are experiencing painful recall and production stop, the Ford Mustang Mach-E soon might be the third best.

The electric cars that were down are Jaguar I-PACE, which never really sold in high numbers in the U.S., and the retired Volkswagen e-Golf.

In terms of states, California is in first place, but its share decreased:

  • California - 36% or almost 92,000 (up 84% year-over-year)
    compared to 42% a year ago (about 50,000)
  • Florida - 7.1% or over 18,100
  • Texas - 5.7% or over 14,500
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