It’s exhausting to consider, whilst somebody who has been positioned firmly on the Tesla bull record for a decade, however the Tesla Mannequin Y ended 2021 as the highest promoting SUV or truck in California! That’s throughout all sorts of SUVs and vehicles.
The Mannequin Y outsold the #2 Toyota RAV4, a a lot cheaper car. It additionally outsold the wildly common Ford F-Collection and Chevy Silverado, in addition to the pickup truck that so many Californians love — the Toyota Tacoma.
In fact, that additionally meant the Tesla Mannequin Y was the chief within the luxurious compact SUV — by far! It had virtually 5 instances as many gross sales because the #2 Lexus NX.
By way of vehicles, not SUVs & vehicles, the Tesla Mannequin 3 didn’t fairly seize #1, nevertheless it was shut. The Toyota Camry and Honda Civic took #1 and #2, adopted at a little bit of a distance by the #3 Tesla Mannequin 3 (fairly applicable). The Mannequin 3 was nicely forward of the #4 Toyota Corolla and #5 Honda Accord, and people high 5 fashions have been far forward of each different automotive. The #6 Toyota Prius — as soon as upon a time generally known as the automotive of Californian greenies (together with Hollywood celebrities) — barely had half the gross sales of the #5 Accord.
In fact, the Mannequin 3 isn’t a typical mass-market automotive. It’s a “close to luxurious automotive,” in response to the California New Automobile Sellers Affiliation, the supply of the gross sales knowledge referenced on this article. In that class, the Mannequin 3 had greater than 4 instances as many gross sales in 2021 because the #2 BMW 3 Collection. It had virtually 5 instances as many gross sales because the #3 Lexus ES. Anybody who thought just a few years in the past that gross sales would drop off after preliminary reservation holders obtained their vehicles have clearly been confirmed unsuitable. Demand appears to simply continue to grow and rising as extra individuals hear concerning the automotive or divulge heart’s contents to shopping for one.
It’s an analogous story within the “luxurious compact SUV” class that the Mannequin Y performs in. The Mannequin Y had almost 5 instances as many gross sales because the #2 Lexus NX. The bar chart above appears to be like prefer it’s obtained some evident problem. Even outselling the Toyota RAV4, although, this might have been anticipated.
Even the Tesla Mannequin S obtained again on the scoreboard in 2021, rating third amongst “luxurious and high-end sports activities vehicles.” It had 10.4% of that market. And recall that it wasn’t out there for a lot of the 12 months. May it rise to #1 in 2022?
A few different non-Tesla electrical vehicles made it onto the highest 5 lists of their respective classes in 2021, most notably the Chevy Bolt EV. The Bolt EV took the gold medal within the subcompact automotive class. The true shocker in that class, although, was the fifth place gross sales results of the Toyota Mirai. What??? Persons are shopping for Mirais? I’m shocked, genuinely.
The final electrical automotive to spotlight is the now discontinued BMW i3. In its closing 12 months available on the market, it obtained fifth place within the “entry luxurious vehicles” class, fairly an honest consequence for an getting older, limited-range, tiny EV that has struggled to compete with the equally priced Tesla Mannequin 3 in recent times.
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