Continuing a nationwide & industry trend towards more electric vehicles, more Americans are registering EVs.
According to Automotive News, data firm Experian reports that nearly 158,689 EVs were registered in the first quarter of 2022. Tesla, with 113,882 EV registrations accounted for nearly 72 percent and stood alone in first place by a wide margin.
South Korean automaker Kia came in second with 8,450 registrations, with its EV6 and Niro leading the way. Ford also secured a place within the list of successful EV registrations with 7,407, a 91 percent increase over the first quarter of 2021, driven largely in part by an 80 percent spike in Mustang Mach-E registrations, along with the first 54 F-150 Lightening’s being registered in the quarter.
EV registrations at Hyundai, Nissan, and Volkswagen also rose in comparison to the first quarter of 2021.
The Chevrolet Bolt saw its registrations drop precipitously from 9,099 a year earlier to just 479, due to battery issues and a large recall.
Rounding out the field with other EV players such as Polestar, Rivian, and Lucid Motors had registrations of 2,384, 701, and 308 respectively.
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