What criteria help an electric car model sell well in the US?
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What criteria help an electric car model sell well in the US?

USA – Electric car models with impressive operating range are the top choice of American consumers.

In the past, car manufacturers often boasted about their huge horsepower figures.

2022 sales show Americans love electric cars with ranges of more than 300 miles (483 km).

Ford Mustang Mach-E

According to statistics, the 10 best-selling electric car models in 2022 in the US all have one thing in common: long range.

According to a report by the U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, part of the Department of Energy, only two of the best-selling models have a range of less than 300 miles (483 km) (

10 best-selling car models in the US in 2022:

TT Car model Operating range (km) Sales (units)
first Tesla Model Y 531 228,312
2 Tesla Model 3 576 196,503
3 Ford Mustang Mach-e 505 38,469
4 Tesla Model X 560 33,081
5 Tesla Model S 651 26,455
6 Chevrolet Bolt EV 397 25,743
7 Hyundai Ioniq 5 487 22,560
8 Kia EV6 499 20,072
9 Volkswagen ID.4 442 19,665
ten Rivian R1T 505 13,148

Although the report does not provide information on the specific vehicle versions used for the rankings, the list does indicate Americans’ electric car purchasing trends, and shows vehicles with battery capacity

On average, the vehicles on the list below have the longest ranges of up to 320 miles (515 km).

What criteria help an electric car model sell well in the US?

Specifically, the car with the longest range on the list, the Model S with a range of 405 miles (652 km), ranked fifth and is the Tesla with the lowest position in the top 10.

Meanwhile, in fact, the longest-range electric car model on sale today, Lucid Air, which can go up to 516 miles (830 km) on a full charge (according to EPA standards), does not appear on the list at all.

As expected, the two most sold vehicles in 2022 are from Tesla.

Of note is the fact that the Model Y, a crossover, with a maximum range of 330 miles (531 km), outsells the Model 3 sedan, with a maximum range of 358 miles (576 km).

Another highlight can be found on the list, which is that the Lucid and other long-range electric cars such as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 (303 miles/488 km) and Rivian R1T (314 miles/505 km) were all beaten.

What criteria help an electric car model sell well in the US?

Chevrolet Bolt EV

Although it is the vehicle with the shortest range in the top 10, with only 247 miles (397 km), the starting price of only 33,995 USD (converted price of 797 million VND) makes it one of the cheapest electric car models.

While price and volume also seem to have a certain impact on how well an electric vehicle sells, the list of the 10 best-selling car models in 2022 shows that American consumers favor vehicles with high range.

This may just be a psychological factor, because in fact a study by the University of Delaware showed that most drivers would be satisfied with a compact electric car, with a range of only 143 miles.

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