Tesla was the electric-vehicle sales leader in the US by a wide margin during the first half of 2019, according to estimates from the electric-vehicle website InsideEVs.
It sold around 83,875 vehicles in the US between January and June, InsideEVs estimated, over 10 times the number of vehicles sold by General Motors, which came in second in the rankings.
While Tesla sells three fully-electric models, more than most other automakers, Tesla’s best-selling vehicle, the Model 3 luxury sedan, outsold every other vehicle by at least 750%, according to InsideEVs.
But electric vehicles account for just 1% of the US automotive market and remain unprofitable for Tesla and many of its rivals, which means traditional automakers may not yet be motivated to sell them in large numbers.
These are the 10 best-selling electric vehicles in the US during the first half of this year, according to InsideEVs.
The website’s estimates are based on factors like vehicle identification numbers and automaker sales data, though some are based more heavily on the judgement of InsideEVs’ staff.
- 10. Smart EQ fortwo – 2019 US sales through June: 496
- 9. Jaguar I-Pace – 2019 US sales through June: 1,309
- 8. Audi e-tron -2019 US sales through June: 1,835
- 7. Volkswagen e-Golf – 2019 US sales through June: 1,893
- 6. BMW i3 – 2019 US sales through June: 2,207
- 5. Nissan Leaf – 2019 US sales through June: 6,008
- 4. Tesla Model S – 2019 US sales through June: 7,225
- 3. Chevrolet Bolt EV – 2019 US sales through June: 8,281
- 2. Tesla Model X – 2019 US sales through June: 9,000
1. Tesla Model 3 – 2019 US sales through June: 67,650
This article was published on businessinsider.com and written by Hollis Johnson