Estimated battery electric vehicle sales in the U.S. by brand 2019

The number of battery electric vehicles sold in the United States came to about 245,000 in 2019, with sales of Tesla models accounting for almost 80 percent of that figure. Second-ranked Chevrolet accounted for only seven percent of U.S. battery electric vehicle sales.

Tesla puts electric vehicle sales in the fast lane

The Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling all-electric car in the United States in 2019, with the Model X a strong runner-up. Tesla enjoyed a successful year in 2019, with sales in the United States generating revenues of around 12.7 billion U.S. dollars. Tesla’s sales performance in 2019 not only strengthened its position as the market leader in the EV market, but it also made an impression on the overall automotive market in the United States.

Positive news regarding battery charge time

One of the main talking points regarding battery electric vehicles is the time it takes to charge them. The number of publicly available fast chargers is increasing across the United States, and these are proving essential for vehicle users who wish to drive long distances. Vehicles equipped with a fast-charging socket can be charged much quicker because fast chargers provide power directly to the battery, without the need for an in-car inverter. A vehicle with a battery capacity of 75 kWh can, for example, be charged to a suitable level in around one hour using a quick charger delivering 50 kW of power.

Estimated U.S. battery electric vehicle sales in 2019, by brand

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Release date

January 2020


United States

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Supplementary notes

Brand figures have been added up.
BMW includes i3 BEV and REx models.

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