Ford announces major advances in electrified sales in March

Today, Ford Motor Company announced its sales figures for March 2022. Its electrified segment recorded the only year-over-year growth compared to sales of SUVs, trucks and total vehicles in the United States .

Total vehicle sales for the month in the United States were 159,328, a 25.6% drop in total sales and a 30.1% drop in retail sales compared to March 2021. While the trucks (-34.4% total, -39% retail) and SUVs (-9.4% total, -16.2% retail) also recorded lower sales compared to the same month. last year, Ford’s electrified vehicles saw 16.9% and 9.4% growth in total and retail sales, respectively.

“Ford’s electrified vehicle take-up rate is growing and has climbed to 51%, up six percentage points from last year,” the automaker added in its monthly sales release.

The Mustang Mach-E posted a 10.4% drop in sales in March 2022 compared to March 2021, but the vehicle is on track to achieve the best cumulative sales figures. By the end of March 2021, Ford had sold 6,614 units of the Mach-E. Ford has sold 6,734 units so far this year, an increase of 1.8%.

“Mustang Mach-E sales jumped 18.1% in March from February, with total sales of the Mustang family – Mach-E and Mustang – totaling 5,978,” Ford wrote of its vehicle. introductory electric. “Mustang Mach-E is experiencing strong customer demand for all-wheel drive, with approximately 72% of Mustang Mach-E retail sales sold with AWD systems. High-performance Mach-E GTs accounted for 27% of Mach-E sales. -E in March.”

Ford also reported that E-Transit sales were 528 units in March as production of this vehicle continues to grow.

Ford’s struggles with its other vehicles may come down to shortages of semiconductor chips, according to vice president of sales, distribution and trucks Andrew Frick. “As the global shortage of semiconductor chips continues to create challenges, we saw improved sales in March… Our new products continue to turn out at a record pace, as Bronco, Bronco Sport, Mustang Mach-E and Maverick had their best combined sales performance. yet, with 33,398 vehicles sold. Ford is ready to deliver and well positioned for spring sales growth.

Ford continues to expand its commitment to electric vehicles, recently separating its electric vehicle projects from its combustion engine vehicles with new “divisions”. Later this spring, the automaker will launch the F-150 Lightning, its first-ever all-electric pickup.

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Ford announces major advances in electrified sales in March

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