Sales of electric vehicles in California and nationally were at record levels, according to figures released by the California Energy Commission and explained by electric vehicle advocacy firm Veloz last week.
And again, these would mean that you have to spend for these processes. Californians bought more than one-sixth of Tesla’s worldwide sales (a larger share than in the previous quarter), and Tesla accounted for a significant 10.6% of California’s light vehicle market. In other words, Tesla sold 78% of the 67,118-battery electric cars it bought in California in Q1.
Nationally, Americans bought about 208,000 electric vehicles (including plug-in hybrids) in the first quarter of the year. California accounts for 81,292, or about 40% of U.S. plug-in sales.
2022 Q1 California Plug-in Sales Update – Veloz
This time for California is 37% (and about 15,000 more cars) than last year. Veloz notes how Golden State now adds more than 16% market share to EVs, including PHEV. That’s basically double the market share for plug-ins there from the same quarter of 2020.
According to Veloz, which accounts for EV sales back in late 2010 and the arrival of the Nissan Leaf, it now added a growing 2.64 million national sales and about 1.14 million growing sales in California.
In California, the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y topped the sales chart, at 24,375 and 23,117, respectively.
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
The Model S was third, at 3,557, while the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ford Mustang Mach-E were fourth and fifth at 1,959 and 1,664, respectively, for the quarter. The Toyota Prius Prime, Tesla Model X, Jeep Wrangler 4xe, Nissan Leaf, and Volvo XC90 Recharge are among the top ten plug-ins for sale in California.