Legacy automakers launched exciting new electric vehicles last year, including the Ford F-150 Lightning and Kia EV6, but they barely dented Tesla's outsized market share as battery-electric vehicles surged to 5.6 percent of U.S. light-vehicle registrations from 3.1 percent a year earlier.
New EV registrations numbered 756,534 in 2022, for a 57 percent increase, Experian data showed. That dramatic growth occurred as the overall market slumped 11 percent in registrations to 13.6 million, according to the Experian data.
Tesla had 484,351 of the total — a 41 percent jump over its 2021 performance. The Tesla Model Y was the most popular EV in America last year with 228,312 new registrations, for a 35 percent increase.