A few more competitors like this could eat into Tesla's EV share.
While diehard muscle car fanatics will never acknowledge that the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E as a "real" Mustang, the first all-electric SUV has been a boon for overall Mustang sales. 2021 started as a slow year for the Mach-E with only 238 units sold in January. Once deliveries started getting underway though, Ford moved 3,739 of them the following month. Sales continue to climb, with the Mach-E sitting on dealer lots for just four days on average, according to Ford.
The sales numbers for April are in, and the Mach-E managed to move 1,951 units. This year to date, Ford has sold 8,565 copies of the electric SUV. Ford says demand for the Mach-E has helped push Mustang sales up by 50.9% compared to last year, with sales of the gas-powered pony car totaling 8,000 units.
The Mach-E is not Ford's only electrified car to see strong sales numbers. In fact, Ford's electrified lineup celebrated its best sales month ever, totaling 11,172 units (a 262% increase compared to 2020). In addition to the Mach-E, Ford sold 3,365 units of its F-150 PowerBoost hybrid and 3,695 units of the Escape Hybrid. Ford says its PowerBoost pickup trucks sit on the lot for only 17 days and F-150 sales are up 14% so far this year, on track to be the best-selling truck in America yet again. Electrified vehicle sales should continue to increase this year with order books now open for the Mach-E GT and the Escape Plug-In hybrid arriving later in 2021.
The Blue Oval had more reason to celebrate its performance in April, as its Lincoln luxury brand also posted a record month. Lincoln sales were up across the board, with 9,943 SUVs sold in April 2021. The Corsair is Lincoln's best-seller with 2,821 units (a 141.7% increase from 2020), but the Aviator posted a stronger month with 2,844 units (a 193.6% increase). Though it's the oldest vehicle in the lineup, the Navigator more than doubled its April 2020 numbers with 1,669 units sold.