While sales of combustion engines in China itself are still on the rise, car markets in Europe and the United States are going down in lockstep this year: there is only growth on both sides of the Atlantic, if in electric cars, and that preferably on the pure. . However, in its homeland, Tesla itself contributes much more, as data for the second quarter showed: market share was still two-thirds — less than at the start of the year.
“Tesla Major Luxury Player”
This comes from data published in July by US portal Kelley Blue Book. According to this, total car sales in the second quarter of 2022 declined by a good 20 per cent compared to 2021, while purely electric cars set a new record with 196,788 units (up 66.4 per cent). The number of new hybrids (plugged and unplugged) decreased but remained higher than battery-only cars, and combined with 796 fuel cell vehicles, all-electric achieved a US market share of 12.6 percent.
“Tesla remains the dominant player — not in the electric car market, but in the luxury market as a whole,” KBB summarized the Q2 figures. The brand has sold better in the USA than any established brand in the American, German or Japanese segment. Within purely electric cars, however, the ratio decreased significantly: in the first quarter of 2022, Tesla was still at a full 75 percent, a figure that has now risen to two-thirds, according to KBB.
Model 3 is closer to Model Y in the USA
As in the first quarter, Tesla presented the best-selling models in that order: the Model Y with 59,822 sales and the Model 3 with 54,620 in the second quarter of 2022. This has reduced the distance between the two electric cars. Model Y had 30.4 percent share in the segment, Model 3 27.8 percent – its sales have more than doubled compared to Q2 2021. Then followed again for a long time, but not as long as Q1, next to nothing and then Ford with 10,941 Mustang Mach-E sales. The Tesla Model S was number 4 with 9103 sales, and was slightly further down the rising US electric car ranking with the Model X 6502.