Published on May 31st, 2013 | by James Ayre0
Ford Hybrid Vehicle Sales Surpass Previous Full-Year Record In Just The First Five Months Of 2013
Ford sold more hybrid vehicles in just the first five months of 2013 than it did in any previous full years. The first five months of 2013 saw Ford sell over 37,000 hybrid vehicles. That even beats Ford’s best year ever back in 2010, when it sold 35,496 hybrid vehicles.
That’s seriously impressive, a huge increase in sales — 375% over the same period in 2012.
The huge increase in sales means that Ford is now second only to Toyota with regards to hybrid vehicle sales in the US. And Ford’s share of the US hybrid market is continuing to grow — up 3% from last year, now at an all-time high of 15.5%.
Ford has attributed the big increase in sales to the strength of its new array of electrified vehicles — the Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Ford C-MAX Energi, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Ford Fusion Energi, and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.
By the way, the Ford Fusion Hybrid is predicted to achieve its best May sales ever, and the Ford Fusion Energi is projected to achieve its best monthly sales since being launched in February.
Part of what has been driving these sales is no doubt the increasing demand among consumers for vehicles with a high fuel economy. And, according to J.D. Power, Ford apparently now ranks #1 in fuel economy customer satisfaction.
Perhaps due specifically to their line of hybrid vehicles? 🙂