Tesla sold 42,742 vehicles in February in the U.S., a 98% increase Year-over-Year

Written by Cláudio Afonso | info@claudio-afonso.com

According to AutoData Corp., Tesla sold 42,742 vehicles in February in the US, representing an increase of 98% Year-over-Year. Year to date, Tesla sold 82,907 units in the country, up 79% from 2021. Meanwhile, Ford sold 2,096 EVs in February and 4,699 year to date.

  • Tesla sold 42,742 EVs in February 2022, a 98% increase from the year-ago 21,550-unit total.
  • Passenger car sales (17,097 units) jumped 119%, as the Model 3 (15,387 units, +144%) and Model S (1,710 units, +14%) both rose.
  • Truck sales (25,645 units) were up 98%, as the Model Y (23,508 units, +98%) and Model X (2,137 units, +12%) added volume.
  • YTD, Tesla sales of 82,907 units are up 79%. Cars (33,163 units) are up 93%, while trucks (49,744 units) show a 71% increase.

The German Automaker Audi sold 1,001 electric vehicles in February representing a 7% from the same period in 2021, when the company sold 935 EV units. YTD, Audi EV sales of 1,817 units are up 26%. Cars account for 275 units, while trucks (1,542 units) are up 7%.

Recently, Verizon and Audi of America announced an agreement to bring 5G connectivity to the automaker’s U.S. lineup, beginning with some 2024 models. The collaboration brings embedded 5G Ultra Wideband connectivity into Audi vehicles.

According to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), Tesla sold 56,515 GigaShangai-made vehicles in February, including 33,315 for export. When compared to the same period of last year, it is an increase of 208.5%.


In February 2021, the company sold 18,318 Made-in-China (MIC) Model 3/Model Y cars in February 2021 (up 370% from February 2020). Passenger car sales in February in China totalled 1.27 million, up 4.7% from February 2021.

On February 21st, over 360 Model Y Giga Berlin made vehicles were seen outside the factory. Until GigaBerlin’s final approval, European customers have been receiving its models from Giga Shangai, where more than 6,500 Model Y and Model 3 were recently seen ready to export.

According to Reuters, Tesla Inc plans to start work on a new plant in Shanghai as soon as next month as part of a plan to more than double production capacity in China to meet growing demand for its cars in the country and export markets, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Written by Cláudio Afonso | info@claudio-afonso.com