Continuing a national and industry trend toward more electric vehicles, more Americans are registering electric vehicles.
According to Automotive Newsdata company 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% and held the top spot 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 spot in the list of successful electric vehicle registrations with 7,407, a 91% increase from the first quarter of 2021, largely due in large part to an 80% increase in Mustang Mach registrations. -E, as well as the first 54 F-150s. Lightning is recorded in the neighborhood.
Electric vehicle registrations at Hyundai, Nissan and Volkswagen also increased compared to the first quarter of 2021.
The Chevrolet Bolt saw registrations drop from 9,099 a year earlier to just 479, due to battery issues and a major recall.
Rounding out the field with other EV players such as Polestar, Rivian and Lucid Motors, registrations were 2,384, 701 and 308 respectively.
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