The Cars.com’s 2020 American-Made Index annual survey ranks new vehicles that “contribute most to the U.S. economy” through U.S. factory jobs, manufacturing plants, and parts sourcing was just released and the top 10 list might surprise you.
This is the first year Tesla supplied the information needed to qualify, according to Kelsey Mays, Cars.com’s senior consumer affairs and vehicle evaluations editor.
Even though it’s the first year that Elon Musk’s Tesla with its factory in California has thrown their hat in the ring, they took 3 of the top 10 spots – in the No. 3 and 4 spots are the Tesla Model S and Model 3, and No. 9 with its Model X.
Cars.com 2020 American-Made Index top 10
1. Ford Ranger (Wayne, Michigan)
2. Jeep Cherokee (Belvidere, Illinois)
3. Tesla Model S (Fremont, California)
4. Tesla Model 3 (Fremont, California)
5. Honda Odyssey (Lincoln, Alabama)
6. Honda Ridgeline (Lincoln, Alabama)
7. Honda Passport (Lincoln, Alabama)
8. Chevrolet Corvette (Bowling Green, Kentucky)
9. Tesla Model X (Fremont, California)
10. Chevrolet Colorado (Wentzville, Missouri)
Three spots in the top 10 is a great start.
But what many people don’t know is…
Tesla is the only automaker on the list that builds 100% of their cars in America that it sells here.
Now that Tesla has started producing the Model Y (SUV starting under $40,000) and with the Cybertruck (Also starting under $40,000) scheduled to begin production soon, Tesla will be 50% of this list in the near future.
The future of automobiles is Tesla.
And I am grateful that future is unfolding before our eyes right here in the USA.