Electric Vehicle Registrations Surge Across the U.S.

Steven Tobin
by Steven Tobin
electric vehicle registrations surge across the u s

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.

[Image: Tesla]

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  • Master Baiter Master Baiter on May 22, 2022

    You might be able to cheat the government for a while by purchasing an EV, but rest assured, even if you have an EV and charge from your own solar panels, the government will impose per-mile taxes so confiscatory that you will end up paying more than an ICE car at $6 a gallon.

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    • Jeff S Jeff S on May 24, 2022

      @EBFlex You can now go back under the bridge.

  • Raynla Raynla on May 22, 2022

    Wait…I thought Mary led Joe?

  • Redgolf Redgolf on May 23, 2022

    Well, I'm just glad I'm retired, I rack up only 7 K miles/year and that includes numerous joy rides ( without the Mrs. of course ) to Best Buy, the money I save on gas affords me to overload my cart with new electronics so I can in turn afford to overload my electric bill!

    • Jeff S Jeff S on May 23, 2022

      Congratulations on retirement I just retired the end of last year and I don't drive as much either which affords me and the wife a filet mignon, with a nice side dish and a nice bottle of red wine once a week which I last paid $25 per pound for the filets but combined we eat just under a pound. Nice to be able to shop when others are working much less crowded.

  • AK AK on May 23, 2022

    I have zero interest in owning an EV because EV manufacturers have zero interest in building a car that would appeal to me.

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    • AK AK on May 24, 2022

      @Jeff S I'm not answering for him but I think most people already see cars as appliances anyways so a new 'high tech' EV fits well into that category.