Ford had another difficult month in May posting a 4.5% drop in total sales compared to the same month last year, continuing a trend which has seen it post negative numbers in every month so far in 2022.
The automaker is now down over 13% in total vehicle sales at this point in the year compared to last, but the numbers would have been even worse were it not for their electric vehicle (EV) sales.
In stark contrast to their internal combustion engine (ICE) sales, Ford’s EV sales increased 221.5% to 6,251 units in May 2022.
Those impressive numbers were led by the Mustang Mach-E, which posted its best ever month with 5,179 sales in the month, up 166.3% compared to May 2021.
Also contributing to their electric sales was the E-Transit van, which also had its best month since launching earlier this year with 874 units sold.
May was also the first month in which sales of the F-150 Lightning were recorded. According to Ford a total of 201 of the electric trucks were sold before the end of May.
As we previously reported, the first official delivery took place in Michigan last week on May 26, 2022.
Ford F-150 Lightning deliveries to begin in the coming days with more horsepower and payload capacity than advertised