Tesla's Roadster is the most anticipated EV but Apple Car isn't far behind

Tesla Roadster
Tesla Roadster (Image credit: Tesla)

What you need to know

  • New research shows that people are most excited about the Tesla Roadster and Cybertruck.
  • Apple Car comes in third in terms of most-searched EV.
  • Cars from BMW, Chevrolet, and others make up the top ten.

Apple is rumored to have been working on an electric vehicle for a long time now and while expectations are high, a new study shows that it's the Tesla Roadster that people are most excited to get their hands on.

The Apple Car project continues to hemorrhage talent but the road to Roaster isn't much better with delays upon delays meaning we still don't know for sure when the little speedster will be available. But new numbers shared by Lease Fetcher have the Roadster as the car most people are anticipating ahead of the Cybertruck and Apple Car.

Leasefetcher Global Ev Demand Table

Leasefetcher Global Ev Demand Table (Image credit: Lease Fetcher)

According to that report, the Tesla Roadster was the subject of web searches more than 8.5 million times during 2021, with Apple Car coming in with just 5.8 million globally.

Apple Car Toyota Mashup

Apple Car Toyota Mashup (Image credit: Lease Fetcher)

Apple's EV might or might not be ready for an announcement in 2024 depending on which analyst you listen to but Roadster buyers should be able to get into their cars much sooner than that. The same goes for the humongous Cybertruck for that matter, too.

Outside of the Teslas and Apples of this world, people seem to be keen on the BMW i4, Chevrolet Silverado, and Ford F150 Lightning while the hugely impressive — and costly! — Mercedes-Benz EQS sits in tenth place behind a Nissan and a Cadillac!

In terms of cars that you can actually order today, it's all about Tesla once more. Its Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and Model X take the first, second, fourth, and fifth spot in terms of search traffic respectively. Only the Porsche Taycan could find a space in the top five without carrying a Tesla logo.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.