After taking the luxury crown from BMW in the United States in 2021, Tesla is on track to do the same in 2022. New data shows that Tesla registrations in the United States increased in the first half of the year, extending its lead over the German automaker. .
According to the registration data of Experian A total of 179,574 Tesla vehicles were registered from January to May inclusive, an increase of 66% compared to the same period last year. (Going through Automotive News)
Conversely, BMW recorded an 11% drop in registrations, to 133,209 over the same period, but still sufficient to retain second place in the luxury segment ranking.
All of the other automakers at the top also saw significant double-digit declines in registrations. Lexus ranks third with 112,296 registrations (-19%), Mercedes-Benz fourth with 110,584 (-17%) and Audi fifth with 67,986 registrations (-35%).
The Model Y led the way for Tesla in the electric vehicle segment, with the electric SUV registering 82,880 registrations, followed closely by the Model 3 with 74,092.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E came in third (15,491), ahead of the Model S in fourth (13,008). Next comes the Hyundai IONIQ 5 (10,776) followed closely by the Model X (9,594).