US Electric Vehicle Market’s Unprecedented Growth in 2023

October 20, 2023

The electric vehicle (EV) landscape in the US has witnessed transformative changes in 2023. Key drivers include federal incentives, aggressive pricing strategies, and a diversified range of EV models available to consumers.

The US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), enacted in August 2022, has been a game-changer for the EV and lithium sectors. As a direct consequence of the IRA, projections indicate that US EV sales could more than double by 2030 in comparison to figures before the IRA's implementation. Current data reveals that the US is on track to sell over 1.3 million combined battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in 2023 alone, a staggering 52% increase from the previous year. By the end of this decade, this figure is set to cross the 6 million mark, with a majority being fully electric vehicles. Furthermore, the IRA has catalyzed the production of essential minerals and battery components, solidifying the US's position as a frontrunner in lithium exploration. By 2035, the nation's lithium demand is expected to surge by 15%, primarily driven by the IRA. (Source:

MarketsandMarkets analysts share that the average transaction price of a new EV in the USA has seen a 22% reduction over the past year, with Tesla playing a significant role in this price reduction trend. Despite the growth in EV sales in the US, Tesla's market share has decreased, indicating a more competitive market landscape.

On the pricing front, the average transaction price of a new EV in the US has seen a sharp decline of 22% over the past year, plummeting from $65,295 to a more affordable $50,863. Tesla, the EV giant, has played a pivotal role in this trend, having slashed its vehicle prices multiple times within the year. Additionally, the supply of EVs, gauged by the days' supply metric, surpasses the industry average, signaling a robust and resilient supply chain. (Source:

However, it's not all smooth sailing for Tesla. In a landmark development, US EV sales crossed the 300,000 threshold for the first time in the third quarter. Yet, Tesla's market share has dwindled, capturing just half of the market, a drop from its 62% stronghold in the first quarter. But there's a silver lining for the company: the much-anticipated launch of its Cybertruck could potentially bolster its market position. As Tesla initiated a price war, other automakers didn't lag, aggressively cutting down their prices to remain competitive. This fierce competition has further driven down the average EV prices to $50,683 as of September. The third quarter also saw a near 50% surge in total EV sales from the previous year, accounting for a record 7.9% of the entire industry sales. (Source:

In essence, the US EV market is on an upward trajectory, fueled by government incentives, competitive pricing, and a plethora of model choices for consumers. While Tesla continues to be a major player, its diminishing market share underscores the escalating competition as other automakers ramp up their efforts. The horizon for the US EV market appears bright, characterized by soaring sales, plummeting prices, and an expanded array of vehicle options for the discerning consumer.


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