For Plug-Ins, the ‘First Time Ford Has Outsold Everyone’
Ford is spreading the word that it led the U.S. market in terms of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle sales in October. “Ford is the top monthly seller of plug-ins,” the company says – “First time Ford has outsold everyone.”
Ford says it sold 1,092 of its C-Max Energi and 1,087 of its Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in October – beating Toyota’s Prius Plug-In total of 2,095 (as well as selling 115 of its 100% battery Focus Electric vehicles – beating 91 sales for the Toyota RAV4-EV).
Climbing to the Top
It was Ford’s best month ever for plug-in hybrid sales, with the total of 2,179 PHEVs “shattering the previous record of 1,508 vehicles sold in September, a 45% increase,” the automaker says.
Ford says it’s gone from zero market share to 34% of the plug-in market in just 13 months.
“California continues to account for 38% of all Ford plug-in hybrid vehicle sales, but plug-ins are strengthening in the Midwestern and eastern regions,” Ford adds. “New York, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia combine to make up 32% of the C-Max Energi market. Those same cities make up 34% of the market for Fusion Energi.
San Francisco and New York
“New York alone comes close to unseating San Francisco as the second most popular market for Fusion Energi.”
Also according to figures from Ford, GM sold 2,022 Volt sedans and 66 Spark EVs last month, while Nissan sold 2,002 of its all-battery Leaf vehicles. Ford estimates Tesla Model S sales at 800.
Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a subscription.
Source: Ford Motor Company with Fleets & Fuels follow-up