Electric vehicles (EVs) are quickly becoming mainstream, with more and more options hitting the market every year. As battery and charging technologies improve, EVs are able to meet the needs of most drivers, and their environmental benefits are attractive to many consumers. The EV market has seen explosive growth in recent years and is projected to continue that trend. Here are the best selling EVs currently on the market along with a look at the projected growth of the overall EV market share.

The Tesla Model 3 is by far the best selling electric vehicle today. Since its launch in 2017, the Model 3 has dominated the midsize luxury sedan segment for EVs. In 2021, Tesla delivered over 936,000 Model 3 vehicles, accounting for nearly half of Tesla’s total deliveries that year. The Model 3’s combination of tech features, performance and value have made it an instant hit with consumers.

The Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV are General Motors’ entries into the affordable EV market. With a starting price around $32,000, the Bolt has consistently been one of the top selling EVs in the United States. In 2021, GM delivered over 25,000 Bolt vehicles, making it one of the top 3 best selling EVs that year. The Bolt offers an EPA rated range of 259 miles on a single charge.

The Toyota Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that has remained a steady seller for Toyota. In 2021, Toyota delivered over 27,000 Prius Prime vehicles, making it one of the top selling EVs that year. The Prius Prime provides an EPA rated all-electric range of 25 miles along with 54 miles per gallon in hybrid mode, appealing to both environmentally conscious and fuel economy focused drivers.

As the graph shows, electric vehicles are expected to make up around 6% of total vehicle sales worldwide in 2023. This represents significant growth from just 2% market share as recently as 2019. By 2030, EVs are projected to capture between 15% to 24% of total vehicle sales globally, driven by more choices, better technology and government policies that encourage EV adoption. Tesla Model 3 currently dominates the EV market, but affordable EVs from Chevrolet and Toyota are gaining traction. Overall EV sales are growing rapidly and are expected to continue that trend for the foreseeable future as battery costs come down, more models are introduced, and consumer awareness of EVs increases. The next few years will be an exciting time of transition for the automotive industry as electric vehicles move from niche to mainstream.

There you have it – an overview of the current best selling EVs along with the projected growth trajectory for the overall EV market in the coming years.