Post by Barry Kresch
Tesla Remains Leading EV Make by a Large Margin In New DMV Data
The new data, taking us through the end of 2021 have arrived from the DMV. It will take a little time for me to update the dashboard, but here are some top line tidbits.
There are 21,392 total EVs registered in CT as noted on the DMV website. The definition of EV includes battery electric vehicles (BEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), fuel cell (FCEV), and battery electric motorcycles (BEMC). This definition follows what was included in the MultiState Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan Memorandum of Understanding that was signed a few years ago. For some reason, in the detail files provided to me, the total is 5 fewer EVs at 21,387.
BEVs remain the dominant fuel type.
These are the top EV makes. Tesla remains dominant by a mile.
The gap is even wider among BEVs
Within Tesla, the individual model numbers are:
- Model 3 – 4268
- Model Y – 2278
- Model S – 1694
- Model X – 692
- Roadster – 12 (Can’t overlook these.)
It is no surprise that the Model 3 enjoys a wide lead since the Model Y is a newer entrant. The Model Y is reportedly outselling the Model 3, but in the most recent 6 months, there were a higher number of 3s than Ys entering the file (1032 vs. 955). The guess here is that Y deliveries are more backlogged and this will change after the Austin plant revs up.
These are the top 10 cities ranked by the number of registered EVs.