Despite a significantly higher price point, the Tesla Model S easily outsold the Ford Mustang Mach-E in the United States in the first quarter, making Tesla’s flagship sedan the third best-selling EV overall in the first three months of 2022.
According to data from Experian, a total of 9,250 Model S sedans were registered from January to March. That was 33% more than the Mach-E, which accumulated 6,957 registrations during the same time period. (via Automotive News)
While 33% is a big gap over the competition, it was nothing compared to the figures put forth by Tesla’s two most popular vehicles, the Model Y and the Model 3, which had 52,051 and 47,682 registrations respectively in Q1 2022.
The Model X also had a strong performance in Q1 with 4,899 registrations, good enough for 7th place on the top 10 selling EVs in the quarter.
The other EVs that made the top 10 include the Hyundai IONIQ 5, Kia EV6, Nissan Leaf, Kia Niro, and Volkswagen ID.4.
Tesla’s 113,882 combined sales also easily outperformed the six other vehicles from six different automakers, which combined added up to just 33,898 registrations.
The stark contrast not only shows how popular Tesla vehicles are in the EV segment, but also the dominant lead Tesla has over legacy automakers in terms of being able to produce EVs at scale.
For example, the Mach-E is sold out in the US for the remainder of the year, indicating they are selling every Mach-E they can make. There is a similar story for Kia, with the automaker recently halting orders for the EV6 and Niro EV in Canada due to high demand.
By the same token, Tesla is also selling every car they can make. Delivery wait times for some configurations stretch and markets stretch out beyond a full year. The long waits have even made Tesla consider to stop taking orders for some of their popular vehicles.