Ford’s 2022 electric vehicle data showed tremendous growth. The automaker’s EV program was one of the most successful in 2022, despite tough market conditions.
Ford said it more than doubled sales of EVs in 2022 compared to 2021. Thanks to the introduction of the Ford F-150 Lightning in 2022, the company sold 61,575 EV units last year between its electric pickup, as well as the Mustang Mach-E and the E-Transit.
This equated to a 0.7 percent increase in market share in the United States for Ford as a manufacturer, the company said. It recognized EV rollouts in 2022 as a major part of this growth.
“Much was accomplished in 2022, with Ford increasing its share of the industry by 0.7 percentage points,” VP of Sales, Distribution, and Trucks for Ford Blue, Andrew Frick, said. “Delivering on our strategy, share expansion came from broad-based growth from our SUV lineup and our all-new EVs growing at twice the rate of the overall EV segment.”
The F-150 Lightning was the best-selling electric truck in America last year, beating out several comparable rivals like the Rivian R1T. 6,500 E-Transit vans were sold last year, and Mustang Mach-E sales went up over 45 percent compared to 2021, with 39,458 units sold.
2022 was Ford’s first year as a multi-EV company. The F-150 Lightning and E-Transit joined the Mustang Mach-E to help solidify Ford’s potential as a major player in the EV market. 2023 opens up major doors for new milestones, like its first year selling over 100,000 EVs in the United States, as well as a chance to broaden its EV lineup in the U.S. and other highly competitive markets.
Ford’s expansion plans outside the United States include introducing seven new models by next year. In the U.S., however, Ford is already on the right track and remaining incredibly competitive with the legacy automakers who have also adopted widespread EV adoption in recent years. General Motors, for example, sold 38,120 units of the Bolt EV and EUV last year, its best performance to date.
The Bolt has been a staple in EVs for several years. Although the vehicle suffered issues with battery recalls in the past, Chevrolet is offering the vehicles at a sub-$30,000 price point, which brings a major advantage to those who cannot see the merit in paying a more premium price.
Ford’s impressive 2022 brings lofty expectations for 2023. EV fans are partial to companies serious about diving head-first into the sector. Ford has established itself as a mainstay in the EV industry, especially if it can continue to offer quality products across several vehicle styles and continue expanding its lineup of affordable EVs.
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