The new vehicle registration data for the first quarter of 2022 indicates that electric cars take the US premium/luxury car segment by the storm.
It means that Tesla alone holds 21.8% of the segment and other brands are also selling more and more all-electric or plug-in hybrids.
An interesting thing is that Tesla has managed to maintain a high growth rate and distanced itself from the previous leader - BMW, which with 80,482 units is now over 33,000 units behind as "the best of the rest."
Almost all brands noted difficulties and supply constraints, which caused a massive decrease in deliveries. One exception is Genesis (part of the Hyundai Motor Group), but it's still a small player.
Registrations* in the US - Q1 2022:
- Tesla: 113,882 (up 59%) and 21.8% share
- BMW: 80,482 (down 3%)
- Lexus: 66,907 (down 17%)
- Mercedes-Benz: 60,632 (down 21%)
- Audi: 37,566 (down 37%)
- Cadillac: 29,840 (down %)
- Acura: 29,260 (down 26%)
- Volvo: 23,513 (down 20%)
- Lincoln: 19,977 (down 29%)
- Land Rover: 15,581 (down 39%)
- Porsche: 13,262 (down 24%)
- Genesis: 12,549 (up 53%)
- Infiniti: 11,740 (down 43%)
- Alfa Romeo: 3,542 (down 32%)
- Jaguar: 2,610 (down 36%)
- Total: 521,343 (down 12%)
* registrations data and estimates
For reference, Audi sold 3,252 all-electric cars in Q1. Volvo sold some 6,018 plug-ins (including 1,658 BEVs) in Q1, which is a solid quarter of its total volume. Mercedes-Benz sold 2,091 all-electric EQS during the period, which is slightly more than the Porsche Taycan (1,925). BMW is ramping up deliveries of its all-new EVs so its Q1 result is not yet high - 347 iX and 13 i3 and i8. The list does not include Lucid (360 units) or Rivian (1,227).
Soon, a few other brands will join the party, including Cadillac and Genesis. Brands without battery-electric cars in the lineup will become exceptions.