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Revving Up in 2022: Best-Selling Cars, Top EV Producers, and Brand Sales Figures in the Global Automotive Industry

Namaste and Greetings from Nepal. I was trying to inspect the EV trends worldwide out of my curiosity and finally decided to write this blog post. In this post, I will be discussing some of the most notable statistics in the automotive industry in 2022. I’ll try to summarize statistics and my findings which could help you to get data-driven insights. The automotive industry is one of the most dynamic industries in the world, with new trends emerging every year. From electric vehicles to self-driving cars, the industry is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of consumers.

Best-selling car models worldwide in 2022:

The Toyota Corolla has been the best-selling car model worldwide in 2022 with 1.12 million units sold. This is followed by the Toyota RAV-4 with 870,000 units sold and the Ford F-Series with 790,000 units sold. The Tesla Model Y, which was released in 2020, has quickly become one of the best-selling cars worldwide, with 760,000 units sold in 2022. Other popular car models on the list include the Toyota Camry, Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Silverado, Hyundai Tucson, Toyota Hilux, and Ram Pickup.

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% Share of Global EV Production:

In 2022, electric vehicles (EVs) continue to grow in popularity, with many automakers increasing their production of EVs. According to the statistics, the Chinese automaker BYD has the largest share of global EV production with 18.1%, followed by Tesla with 12.8%, and Volkswagen (VW) with 8.2%. General Motors (GM) and Stellantis (a merger between Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group) round out the top five with 5.7% and 5.0% respectively. Other notable automakers on the list include Hyundai, BMW, Geely Auto, Mercedes-Benz, and Renault-Nissan Mitsubishi.

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Annual Growth Rate of Top 10 EV Companies in 2022:

In terms of annual growth rate, BYD is leading the way with an impressive 211%, followed by Geely Auto with 251%. Tesla, which has been a leader in the EV market for years, still shows a solid growth rate of 40%. Stellantis also shows impressive growth with a rate of 34%. Other automakers on the list with notable growth rates include Hyundai, BMW, and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi.

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Highest selling car brand in the USA 2022:

The highest selling car brand in the USA in 2022 is Ford with 1,764,267 units sold, followed closely by Toyota with 1,755,552 units sold. Chevrolet is third on the list with 1,512,875 units sold. Other popular car brands on the list include Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Nissan, Kia, Subaru, Ram, Tesla, and GMC.

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Best-selling Mercedes model in USA 2022:

When it comes to Mercedes, the GLC is the best-selling model in the USA in 2022 with 65,531 units sold. The GLE follows closely with 63,050 units sold, and the C-Class with 26,192 units sold. Other popular models on the list include the GLB, GLS, E-Class/CLS, and S-Class.

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These statistics give us a good idea of the current state of the automotive industry in 2022. While traditional car models like the Toyota Corolla and Ford F-Series remain popular, EVs are becoming increasingly popular and more automakers are jumping on board. The data also shows us which brands and models are most popular in the USA, as well as which Mercedes models are currently selling the best.

You shall download the data used in this article from my onedrive here in case if you need it.

Thanks and Happy Learning!

The author of this blog post is a technology fellow, an IT entrepreneur, and Educator in Kathmandu Nepal. With his keen interest in Data Science and Business Intelligence, he writes on random topics occasionally in the DataSagar blog.
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