Electric Vehicle Dealerships – Location Analysis

Electric vehicle (EV) sales have been increasing by an average of 25% each year. Yet the recent growth in EV sales is due to Tesla’s Model 3, the highest-rated electric vehicle which has been attracting the mass market with its affordable price.

According to Top Gear, the top-rated electric vehicle brands are Tesla, Jaguar, Audi, and BMW. We looked into the dealerships where these manufacturers sell their electric vehicles across the US.

Insights in brief

  • Tesla has 132 dealerships across the US.
  • Audi sells electric vehicles in all 305 dealerships.
  • BMW has 179 electric vehicle dealerships in 37 states.
  • Jaguar has 172 electric vehicle dealerships in 44 states.

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Number of Electric Vehicle Dealerships by Brand

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Besides Tesla, Audi is the only brand that sells electric vehicles in all their dealerships. Jaguar sells electric vehicles in 172 out of 311 locations (55%), while BMW sells electric vehicles in 179 out of 460 locations (38%).

Electric Vehicle Dealership Map

The maps below show the locations where electric vehicles are available for sale by each car manufacturer:

Tesla Dealership US

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Tesla dealerships are present in 24 states with 26% of its locations in California. The top 3 states with most Tesla dealerships are – California (35), Florida (16) and Texas (16).

Audi Electric Vehicle Dealership US

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Audi electric vehicle dealerships are present in 50 states. The top 3 states with most Audi electric vehicle dealerships are – California (43), Florida (21) and New York (18).

BMW Electric Vehicle Dealership US

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BMW electric vehicle dealerships are present in 37 states. The top 3 states with most BMW electric vehicle dealerships are – California (29), New York (16) and Texas (12).

Jaguar Electric Vehicle Dealership US

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Jaguar electric vehicle dealerships are present in 44 states. The top 3 states with most Jaguar electric vehicle dealerships are – California (27), Florida (19), Texas and New York come third with 11 stores each.

Number of Dealerships by State

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The chart above shows the total number of Tesla, Audi, Jaguar and BMW electric vehicle dealership location by state.

California has the highest number of electric vehicle dealerships in the US. According to investors, more than half of EV sales come from California. It is clearly the state that dominates among all states when it comes to electric vehicle dealerships.

Florida has the second-highest number of electric vehicle dealership locations with less than half the number of dealerships compared to California.

Electric Pickup Truck Market

Last month, Tesla unveiled Cybertruck which would become its first electric pickup truck. An attempt to increase their market share as pickup trucks currently make up 15% of vehicle sales in the U.S. Following the launch, Elon Musk shared a video which showed a Cybertruck pulling a Ford F-150 (one of the top-selling pickup truck models in the U.S.) uphill. Ford, the market leader in pickup trucks, has disputed the video and challenged for a rematch.

The company announced an electric version of its F-150 in January 2019 but Tesla’s truck might be more powerful. However, Ford has a better market reach compared to Tesla with 3,040 dealerships across the U.S. As more competitors enter the market, electric vehicle sales will naturally increase since customers are more likely to find an electric car that fits their basic needs and tastes.

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