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