Tesla dominates first quarter EV sales in California
Electric vehicle sales skyrocketed in the first quarter of 2022 in the United States, with California dominating national sales and Tesla accounting for the lion’s share of the state’s pure battery EV (BEV) sales.
There were a total of 67,118 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sold in California during the first quarter of 2022, of which a total of 52,565 were one of Tesla’s four models, accounting for 78% of all BEV sales in the first quarter in California.
California saw total light-duty sales of 497,992 for the first quarter, with BEVs accounting for 13.4%, and electrified vehicles – including BEVs, PHEVs, and FCEVs – accounting for 16.32%.
For Tesla, its dominance of global BEV sales continued, despite repeated price hikes.
Considering that Tesla reported early last month total deliveries of 310,048 for the first quarter of 2022
, that means Tesla sales in California alone accounted for 17% of the company’s global sales.