Ford has announced its January 2022 sales results for the US market and there's good news for the Mustang Mach-E and the automaker’s hybrid models.
The Blue Oval's electrified vehicle sales (HEVs, PHEVs, and BEVs) had their best start ever, with record January sales of 13,169 units, up 167.2% year-over-year. As a result, Ford's share of the US electrified vehicle segment doubled from 5% to 10.9%.
Overall, the Ford brand sold 137,791 new vehicles in January, roughly 10% of which were electrified. Ford notes that its electrified vehicle sales in January grew almost four times faster than the overall electrified segment.
When it comes to pure electric vehicles, the Mustang Mach-E totaled 2,370 sales in January 2022, 27.3% of which were GT performance models (647 units). Remarkably, the Mustang Mach-E started the year second only to Tesla's Model Y in the full electric SUV segment.
Gallery: 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT
That said, January 2022 was far from the Mach-E's best monthly performance; in February 2021, the model's first full month on the market, 3,739 units were sold. Ford also notes that a Mustang Mach-E spends an average of just 14 days on dealer lots before being purchased.
As for hybrid vehicle sales, Ford did not reveal detailed numbers except for the Maverick, which saw 3,549 hybrid units sold out of a total of 6,513 units.
Ford says it took in over 90,000 new vehicle orders in January, up 71,000 from a year ago and up 20,000 from December.
"Ford market share increased over a year ago on strong demand for our newest products such as Bronco, Maverick and Mach-E. Ford took in a record 90,000 new vehicle orders in January. Vehicles are turning at a record pace on dealer lots, as we work to fill these orders. This year represents a turning point for Ford in electrified vehicles, as our electrified portfolio grew at nearly four times the rate of the industry segment, with E-Transit and F-150 Lightning set to hit the market."
Andrew Frick, vice president, Ford Sales U.S. and Canada
Ford already has more than 200,000 reservations for the F-150 Lightning, which will start deliveries this spring, and 10,000 orders for the E-Transit.
Source: Ford Motor Company