According to the new car registration information from Experian (via Automotive NewsIn the first quarter of 2022, electric vehicles accounted for a significant portion of the premium / luxury car segment in the United States.
At the top is Tesla, which grew 59% to deliver 113,882 vehicles in the first quarter of 2022. The EV maker’s results mean it has a 21.8% share of the total 521,343 vehicles (12% lower than Q1 in 2021) sold in certain segments in the first three months of this year.
Meanwhile, Tesla has 33,400 units behind BMW, capable of delivering 80,482 vehicles, including non-EVs. The German brand wants to claim the luxury automaker crown from Tesla this year after coming in second in 2021, but Q1 2022 numbers show that the gap between the two is widening. In the first two months of this year, Tesla sold 71,250 cars, compared to BMW’s 54,210.
Lexus is currently in third place with 66,907 units, followed by Mercedes-Benz with 60,632 units. Other than that, car brands have yet to crack the 40,000-unit mark, including Audi (37,566 units), Cadillac (29,840 units), Volvo (23,513 units), Lincoln (19,977 units), Land Rover (15,581 units), Porsche (15,51). Units) 13,262 units), Genesis (12,549 units), Infinity (11,740 units), Alfa Romeo (3,542 units) and Jaguar with 2,610 units off the list.
The report further states that almost all brands faced supply issues that affected delivery, with the exception of Tesla and Genesis – which recorded a 53% increase in subsequent years. Only Tesla sells EVs exclusively, the rest offers a variety of internal combustion engines, hybrids, plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles.
In electric cars, in Q1, Audi delivered 3,252 EVs, while Volvo sold 6,018 PHEVs and EVs. Mercedes-Benz delivered 2,091 EQS units during the period to beat the Porsche Tycoon, which saw only 1,925 deliveries. EV inside Reports that BMW will move ahead with the delivery of its electrified model, as it has sold only 347 units of the iX and only 13 units of the i3 and i8. The list does not include brands such as Lucid (360 units) and Revian (1,227 units).