The 10 Bestselling EVs of 2023

The sales of new battery-electric vehicles continued to rise as more options entered the market.

White Tesla Model Y driving down paved road.Tesla


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Electric vehicles (EVs) remain a small percentage of overall new-vehicle sales in the U.S., but the numbers are climbing. Nearly 1.2 million EVs were sold in 2023, according to Kelley Blue Book. For the specific models Americans were buying last year, here's a look at the 10 bestselling EVs of 2023 in the U.S., according to data from Automotive News.

Teal Rivian R1S parked in front of a residential garage.Rivian

10. Rivian R1S

2023 Sales: 23,736

One of the newest EVs on the market, the R1S is a seven-seat midsize SUV with around 14.9 inches of ground clearance and an estimated range of about 350 miles.

Black Ford F-150 Lightning driving through snow.Ford

9. Ford F-150 Lightning

2023 Sales: 24,165

The Ford F-Series full-size pickup truck has been one of the bestselling vehicles in the U.S. for decades. Unsurprisingly, this popular model's first all-electric version was last year's top-selling EV pickup truck.

Red Tesla Model X parked in a mountainous area.Tesla

8. Tesla Model X

2023 Sales: 24,700

One of the first electric SUVs available in the U.S., the Model X delivers impressive performance, a maximum 348-mile estimated driving range, and unusual Falcon Wing doors.

White Tesla Model S driving on paved road with mountains in the background.Tesla

7. Tesla Model S

2023 Sales: 26,700

The Model S is the flagship sedan of the Tesla lineup. It's topped by the outrageous Plaid edition, which offers more than 1,000 horsepower and a zero-to-60-mph time of less than 2 seconds.

Gray Hyundai Ioniq 5 parked in front of a grassy hill.Hyundai

6. Hyundai Ioniq 5

2023 Sales: 33,918

One of the first vehicles built on Hyundai's new Electric-Global Modular Platform, the Ioniq 5 boasts an ultrafast 800-volt charging system, which can boost the EV's battery from 10% to 80% in less than 20 minutes.

Silver Volkswagen ID.4 parked in front of hill with bushes.Volkswagen

5. Volkswagen ID.4

2023 Sales: 37,789

The ID.4 is the first mainstream electric model to arrive from VW, delivering a spacious, high-tech interior in a compact five-seat SUV at a relatively affordable price.

Black Ford Mustang Mach-E driving on paved road.Ford

4. Ford Mustang Mach-E

2023 Sales: 40,771

It may not be your traditional Mustang. Still, the five-seat Mach-E SUV features many familiar pony-car styling cues with performance befitting this iconic nameplate.

Pale blue Chevrolet Bolt EV driving on bridge in urban area.Chevrolet

3. Chevrolet Bolt EV/EUV

2023 Sales: 62,045

Available as a standard EV hatchback or a larger EUV model, the Chevy Bolt's popularity can likely be attributed to its low starting price, reasonable power, and usable 259-mile driving range.

Red Tesla Model 3 driving on paved road with mountains in background.Tesla

2. Tesla Model 3

2023 Sales: 232,700

Tesla's introduction of the affordable Model 3 in 2017 caused the company's sales to climb dramatically. This compact sedan EV can get up to 358 miles of range, depending on its configuration, and has a starting price around $40,000.

Gray Tesla Model Y driving through forest.Tesla

1. Tesla Model Y

2023 Sales: 385,900

Compared with other EVs on this list, the Tesla Model Y is in a different league regarding sales. A top seller for the brand since it was introduced for 2020, the Model Y SUV can seat up to seven and has a 330-mile range.

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Perry Stern
I have loved cars and trucks since childhood, and that fascination with anything that drives is just as strong today. As a teenager, I knew I wanted to become an automotive journalist, and during the past three decades, I have driven, written about, and photographed all manner of automobiles ranging from affordable econocars to exotic supercars. With the idea that there is a perfect car, truck, or SUV for everyone, my goal is to help consumers determine the right one for their wants and needs.