These Days, Buying American Means Buying a Tesla

With the 4th of July right around the corner, it feels pretty appropriate to give a star-spangled high five to auto manufacturers still making vehicles in the good ol’ US of A. Recently, released a study which caught a great deal of attention because, for the first time, the Tesla Model 3 topped the American Made Index (AMI). Not a Ford pickup or a muscly Dodge SRT Scat Pack something or other–the Model 3! It is also important to note that this is the first time an EV has topped the list. Oh, and by the way, the Model Y came in third.

The American-Made Index (AMI) takes into account a number of factors. This includes where the parts are sourced from, country of origin of all the engine & transmission options, the location of the vehicle’s final assembly and the US workforce in the vehicle manufacturing process. Based on the above factors, each car is scored out of a 100 points.

Wondering how your favorite ride stacked up? Check out the top 10 below:

  1. Tesla Model 3
  2. Ford Mustang
  3. Tesla Model Y
  4. Jeep Cherokee
  5. Chevrolet Corvette
  6. Honda Ridgeline
  7. Honda Odyssey
  8. Honda Pilot
  9. Honda Passport
  10. Toyota Tundra

As many of you know, we were early supporters of Tesla vehicles. We continue to be excited at their meteoric growth in the automotive landscape and our little place within that as a Tesla Authorized Body Shop. With that, go green, buy American–Buy Tesla.