Ford claims strong increase in electric vehicle sales

Overall, Ford said its April sales accounted for 13.8% of total industry share.

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Ford said it saw a significant increase in electric vehicle sales in April as the company began shipping its first full-size electric truck.

The company said its electric vehicle sales were up 139% year-over-year on demand for the Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit, while first shipments of all models of the new F -150 Lightning are in progress. E-Transit sales were up 62.3% from March, while Mustang Mach-E posted its best monthly performance since launch, with sales up 95% from March. last year.

“As industry semiconductor chip shortages persist, improved inventory flow in April generated a significant share gain of 1.0 percentage points from a year ago, Ford outperforming the industry. Inventory flow bolstered sales of the F-Series, Mustang Mach-E, E-Transit and record-breaking Ford-branded SUV sales in April,” said Andrew Frick, vice -President, Sales, Distribution and Trucks.

Overall, Ford said its April sales accounted for 13.8% of total industry share, while record retail order rates accounted for 50% of April retail sales. The company said new vehicles, including Bronco, Bronco Sport, Mustang Mach-E and Maverick, were up 17.9% from March, with monthly sales totaling 39,383 vehicles.

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