In an impressive display of sales dominance, the Tesla Model Y continues to climb the charts, solidifying its position as one of the most popular vehicles on the road.

Fresh data from Experian, reported by Automotive News, reveals that Tesla’s flagship Model Y saw a staggering 100% increase in registrations, reaching a total of 127,541 units in the first four months of 2023. Remarkably, the Model Y claimed the second spot as the best-selling vehicle overall in the US, trailing only behind the beloved Ford F-150 pickup truck, which recorded approximately 240,000 sales during the same period.

This remarkable achievement places the Model Y ahead of other popular cars and SUVs, including the Toyota Camry, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and Honda Accord, all of which have historically dominated the sales charts.

Astoundingly, the Model Y accounted for over half of Tesla’s total registrations during the period, reaching an impressive 211,842 registrations. Following closely behind was Tesla’s renowned Model 3, with 72,259 registrations, representing a notable 28% increase compared to the previous year.

Tesla’s dominance in the electric vehicle (EV) market was undeniable, claiming the top spot in EV sales for the January to April 2023 period. The company achieved an impressive 211,842 registrations, reflecting a significant 52% year-over-year growth and capturing a remarkable 60.8% market share for battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). In comparison, Chevrolet secured second place with 24,689 registrations (7.1% market share), followed by Ford with 17,167 registrations (4.9% market share).

Despite Tesla’s notable success, BEVs as a whole still represented only 7% of total US light-vehicle registrations through April. New EV registrations amounted to 348,258 during this period, a fraction compared to the over 5 million registrations for the entire light-vehicle market.


With the Tesla Model Y’s outstanding performance and increasing popularity, it’s evident that the company’s commitment to innovation and electric mobility continues to resonate strongly with consumers, further propelling the electric vehicle revolution in the United States and beyond.