It’s Fourth of July and Tesla has once again been named the most American-made brand. All four of Tesla’s vehicles qualified as the top four most American-made cars in Cars.com’s American-Made Index for 2023, after first appearing in the index in 2020.
The Model Y, 3, X and S, in that order, were recently named the top four most American-made cars in 2023 by Cars.com. This marks Tesla’s third year in a row clinching multiple spots on the index, and the second year in a row in which all four vehicles were in the top ten.
Tesla earned four top-ten spots in last year’s index, with the Model Y and 3 again landing first and second, respectively, while the Model X and S ranked fifth and sixth, respectively.
Cars.com Detroit Bureau Chief Aaron Bergman has said that final assembly locations are “arguably the most important factor for index qualification,” and that “basically 100% of the vehicles [Tesla] sells here are made here.”
Tesla was also included in the American-made index in both 2021 and 2020. In 2021, Tesla’s Model 3 earned the first spot on the index, jumping from its fourth spot the prior year. The Model Y appeared on the index for the first time in 2021, and neither the Model S or X made it due to insufficient data for inclusion.
The methodology for inclusion on the 2023 American-made index includes five primary factors: location of final assembly, percentage of U.S. and Canadian parts, country of origin for available engines and transmissions, and U.S. manufacturing employees relative to the automaker’s footprint.
Tesla’s success in the American-Made Index is a result of its commitment to the U.S. and its local production. The company has increased Model Y production at Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas, while its California Gigafactory continues to produce the majority of its vehicles.
Tesla’s success in the American-Made Index is a testament to its commitment to the U.S. and local production. It’s an extra happy Independence Day to the Tesla community, for increasingly supporting the most U.S. made vehicles. Here’s to another year of innovation in the industry, and to supporting auto companies that produce locally.