Tesla accounts for 78% of California EV purchases in Q1 2022

Even though Tesla has moved their headquarters from California to Texas, residents of the Golden State love buying Teslas.

According to the latest sales figures for the first quarter of 2022 from California Energy Commission and compiled by Veloz, 67,118 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) were purchased in California.

Of those, 78% were a Tesla, and making the numbers even more impressive, the three top-selling BEVs were all Teslas.

Bucking the trend as of late, the Model 3 outsold the Model Y in California in the first three months of the year, taking the top spot with 24,375 units, while the electric SUV accounted for 23,117 units.

In third place was the Model S, which found 3,557 new homes from January to March.

Showing their continued dominance, the next closest competitors were the new Hyundai IONIQ 5 (1,959) and Ford Mustang Mach-E (1,664).

With the more than 50,000 sales, Tesla not only accounted for 78% of EVs, they also accounted for 10.6% of all light-duty vehicles in California.

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Source: Veloz via Green Car Reports

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