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The Top-Ten-Selling Electric Cars

<p>When it comes to electric cars, there’s a disconnect. In polls, Americans have repeatedly said they see EVs as the future. But with their wallets, they’re saying something else.</p><p>A recent poll by <a href="https://theharrispoll.com/our-firm/" target="_blank"><u>Harris Insight & Analytics</u></a> and Volvo Group, for example, revealed that 74% of Americans see electric vehicles as the future of driving. Last year, however, US sales of battery-electric vehicles reached just 258,000 units – about 1.5% of the national total. The sales numbers highlighted a woeful disparity between what Americans say in polls, and what they will actually buy.</p><p>To be sure, the EV sales numbers are rising. And this year, a contingent of electric crossovers from Hyundai, Kia, and Jaguar will hit the streets, with Ford not far behind. So there may be light at the end of the tunnel. </p><p>Here, we’ve collected photos of the top-ten-selling electric vehicles in the US. The numbers and photos tell a story about the hard realities of the automotive market. They show that the best of those EVs – all from Tesla – are making in-roads. But beyond the market’s hearty support for Tesla, EV sales figures are still lackluster.</p><p>We invite you to click through the following slides and tell us what you think. Are you ready to make your next vehicle purchase an EV?</p><p>(Image source: General Motors)</p>
Tesla dominated the US electric car market in 2018, accounting for 74% of the sales.

Senior technical editor Chuck Murray has been writing about technology for 35 years. He joined Design News in 1987, and has covered electronics, automation, fluid power, and auto.

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