Quality Verified | Posted January 16, 2023

The Top 15 Car Companies in the U.S.

In the ever-growing world of electric vehicles, these are the names to know.
Alec Slatky
Alec Slatky

AAA Public & Government Affairs

The Biden administration has set a goal that 50% of new car sales will be electric by 2030 – but that goal is only possible if manufacturers are themselves making the transition to electric. Below are the electrification expectations from the top 15 car companies in the US:

1. GM (including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac)

In January of 2021, GM announced a goal to “eliminate tailpipe emissions” from new cars by 2035 – meaning all cars sold after that year would be battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

The timeline for Buick and Cadillac is even sooner – an all-electric fleet in North America by 2030. By that year, GM aims to have EVs comprise 40-50% of total US sales.

2. Toyota (including Lexus)

In May of 2021, Toyota announced an expectation that BEVs and fuel cell electric vehicles will make up 15% of US sales by 2030. Including plug-in hybrids and traditional hybrids, 70% of sales will be electric.

3. Ford

In line with its peers GM and Stellantis, Ford hopes that 40-50% of its US sales are electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2030. It has committed to an entirely electric fleet by 2040.

4. Stellanti (including Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram)

Stellantis plans to reach an EV target of 50% of US sales by 2030. Some of its luxury brands, including Maserati and Fiat, aim to be 100% electric by 2030.

5. Hyundai (including Kia, Genesis)

Hyundai does not appear to have made a specific commitment to EVs as a percentage of sales, but is targeting 7% of the global EV market by 2030.

6. Honda

Honda is targeting 40% of North American sales to be BEVs and FCEVs by 2030, 80% by 2035, and 100% by 2040.

7. Nissan

By 2030, Nissan hopes that 40% of its US sales will be electric.

8. Tesla

Tesla is famously an all-electric brand, with its own network of chargers.

9. Volkswagen

Volkswagen expects half of its US sales to be EVs by 2030, with all-electric offerings in Europe in 2035 and in the U.S. soon after.

10. Subaru

Subaru hopes that by 2030, at least 40% of its global sales will be electric. Later that decade, its entire fleet should be all-electric.

11. Daimier (including mercedes-Benz and smart)
Mercedes claims it will “be ready to go all electric” by 2030, “where market conditions allow,” and has committed to ending sales of gas-powered cars by 2040.
12. BMW

BMW aims to achieve 40-50% of its sales being electric by 2030.

13. Mazda

Mazda expects that 25% of its sales will be electric by 2030.

14. Geely (including Volvo, Polestar)

Volvo hopes that 50% of its sales are fully electric by 2025 and 100% electric by 2030. Polestar is already an exclusively electric brand.

15. Tata (including Jaguar, Land Rover)

Jaguar aims to be all-electric by 2025. By 2030, 60% of Land Rovers should be all-electric, with the transition complete by 2035.

AAA’s Recommendation: Whether you own an electric vehicle or a gas-powered car is up to you – and you should consider lots of factors in making that choice. No matter what type of vehicle you’re choosing, we recommend visiting a dealership, test driving one, and asking as many questions as possible to make an informed decision.


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