Ford said it recorded a significant increase in electric vehicle sales in April as the company begins shipping its first full-size electric truck.
The company said its electric vehicle sales increased 139% year over year thanks to demand for the Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit, while the first shipments of all models of the new F-150 Lightning are underway. E-Transit sales increased 62.3% over March, while Mustang Mach-E had its best monthly sales performance since it was launched, with sales up 95% over last year.
“While industry semiconductor chip shortages persist, improved inventory flow in April delivered a significant share gain of 1.0 percentage point over a year ago with Ford outperforming the industry. Inventory flow bolstered stronger F-Series, Mustang Mach-E, E-Transit and record April Ford brand SUV sales," said Andrew Frick, vice president, Sales, Distribution & Trucks.
Overall, Ford said its April sales accounted for 13.8% total share of the industry, while record rates for retail orders represented 50% of April’s retail sales. The company said new vehicles including Bronco, Bronco Sport, Mustang Mach-E and Maverick, were up 17.9% relative to March, with monthly sales totaling 39,383 vehicles.