2021 was the yr of electrical automobile. A complete host of EVs have been dropped this yr: the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volkswagen ID.4, Hyundai IONIQ5, Rivian R1T, and Polestar 2 all hit the highway,

Whereas some carmakers are seeing provide shortages and a gradual ramp of recent manufacturing (one thing Elon Musk described as “manufacturing hell”), others are promoting 1000’s of EVs to excited prospects.

Listed below are the highest 8 best-selling EVs within the US in 2021.

8. Porsche Taycan

The Sport Turismo is among the rising vary of Porsche electrical sports activities sedans.Porsche

Porsche offered 9,419 Taycan fashions in its ever-growing lineup of digital luxurious sports activities sedans. With 800-volt know-how for sooner charging (and sooner driving!), the Taycan has impressed reviewers and consumers with each wonderful efficiency and luxury.

7. Audi e-tron

The Audi e-tron has had modest success as a luxurious electrical SUV, nevertheless it stays a distinct segment product.Audi

Audi moved a number of extra e-tron EVs than the Tekken offered by Porsche, clipping its company sibling by 1,500 models. With 10,921 gross sales, the well-received Audi e-tron is the best-selling luxurious EV on the record (though there are higher-end variations of Tesla’s Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y, with the Audi e-tron beginning at over $65,000). is, effectively above the beginning value of these different autos). The full right here contains the usual e-tron, in addition to the Sportback and GT fashions.

6. Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is essentially the most reasonably priced new EV within the nation.Nissan

Nissan moved 14,239 models of its venerable Leaf electrical automobile. The granddaddy of EVs, the Leaf was first launched in 2010 and 2017 noticed a significant replace. Leaf gross sales grew 48.9 % from 2020 to 2021.

The Leaf begins at simply $27,400, or $19,900 after the federal tax credit score, making it one of many most cost-effective new electrical automobiles available on the market. The 40 kWh Nissan Leaf has an EPA-estimated vary of 149 miles, whereas the 62 kWh model has a spread as excessive as 226 miles.

5. Volkswagen ID.4

The ID.4 is a stupendous electrical crossover.Volkswagen

Volkswagen offered 16,742 ID.4 electrical crossovers, making it the second best-selling vacation spot for newly launched electrical autos. I reviewed ID.4 final yr and thought it was wonderful aside from some bizarre design decisions.

Ultimately, the ID.4 will likely be constructed stateside at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee facility, however American ID.4 automobiles are made in Germany for now.

4. Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV

The Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV (pictured) are in style, however gross sales of the brand new autos have been suspended indefinitely.Chevrolet

Chevrolet managed to promote 24,828 Bolt EV and Bolt EUV crossovers, a very spectacular quantity contemplating that gross sales of each autos have been halted since September as the corporate has to interchange the battery pack in each Bolt EV offered to date. works. Battery fires in LG Chem-manufactured packs.

I actually preferred the Chevrolet Bolt EUV once I drove it earlier this yr, due to the inclusion of GM’s wonderful Tremendous Cruise hands-off driver-assistance system.

3. Ford Mustang Mach-E

The Mach-E GT is the new shoe efficiency variant of the Mustang Mach-E, which brings tyres, brakes and electrical motors in addition to software program enhancements to assist make lap instances extra constant.Jordan Golson / Inverse

The Ford Mustang Mach-E has been an enormous hit because it went on sale early final yr. This launched Ford to the highest (non-Tesla) spot on the EV charts and showcased the corporate as a critical participant within the area, particularly with the Ford F-150 Lightning due later this yr.

Ford says it offered 27,140 Mustang Mach-E SUVs in 2021, indicating that despite the fact that Mustang purists debate whether or not it is an actual Mustang or not (it’s), EV consumers are solely keen to make a press release with their pockets. Very completely happy for

2. Tesla Mannequin 3

At present essentially the most reasonably priced automobile accessible from the corporate, the Tesla Mannequin 3 is the second finest promoting EV within the nation.Tesla

Tesla does not divide its gross sales numbers by area or car, so we’ve to make use of much less correct strategies to estimate complete Tesla gross sales for the US. Tesla delivered 911,208 Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y autos in 2021, however Cox Automotive estimates that the corporate offered 121,877 Mannequin 3 automobiles within the nation all through 2021.

However even when that estimate is excessive or low, it is nonetheless ok for us to put the Tesla Mannequin 3 in second place on our record of prime EVs.

1. Tesla Mannequin Y

The Mannequin Y is the best-selling electrical automobile within the nation, and it isn’t even shut.Tesla

The primary EV is well the Tesla Mannequin Y, with Cox Automotive forecasting complete US gross sales of 190,393 models. General, Cox says Tesla has a 72% share of the US EV market, down from 80% in 2020 due to a number of recent gamers.

Moreover, Tesla overtook Audi, BMW, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz within the US luxurious market, and total, EVs accounted for 4.5% of all US new automobile gross sales, a brand new report, claims Cox Automotive.

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