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Ford F-150 Lightning’s Prime Conquest Gross sales: Ram Pickup and Tesla Mannequin 3 & Mannequin X

The Ford F-150 Lightning is a scorching new electrical providing. Nonetheless, whereas one would assume it might compete with the Tesla Cybertruck, I believe that not many individuals would count on it to be competing with the Tesla Mannequin 3, and even the Mannequin X. Nonetheless, it finally ends up that these two Tesla fashions are two of the highest 3 conquest gross sales for the Lightning. The opposite mannequin, and seemingly the #1 mannequin for conquest gross sales, is the Ram pickup — rather more predictable.

Naturally, gross sales of the F-150 Lightning aren’t but tremendous excessive. In August, 2,373 models of the Lightning made it to buyer houses (or companies). So, the variety of Mannequin 3 and Mannequin X homeowners buying and selling of their automobiles for a Lightning can’t be very massive. Nonetheless, it’s stunning and fascinating to notice the place these Tesla fashions have stuffed at this stage of the Lightning’s journey.

The two,373 deliveries of the F-150 Lightning are 2,373 greater than a 12 months in the past and provides Ford a lift when it comes to EV cred. When you add within the 3,120 gross sales of the Mustang Mach-E, that are up 115.5% from the 1,448 deliveries of final August, Ford is lastly on its method with electrical automobiles — a bit. Ford’s 5,493 EV gross sales are small within the grand scheme of Ford’s total portion of the market. They account for 3.6% of all Ford gross sales within the USA (not counting the Lincoln model).

Ford notes that August gross sales of its electrical automobiles have been up 307%. Nonetheless, once more, ranging from a really low quantity in August 2021, it’s not so laborious to have excessive share progress. “Ford electrical car gross sales expanded four-fold over a 12 months in the past, rising nearly 4 instances sooner than the EV section and conquesting from opponents at a charge over 60 p.c.”

Maybe some of the spectacular stats concerning the F-150 Lightning is that it’s the quickest of all Ford fashions to maneuver off the lot. It sits on rather a lot for simply 8 days, on common. The subsequent finest fashions are the Bronco (10 days) and Maverick (11 days).

General, it’s good to see Ford growing its EV output and bragging about it. It is a good begin. On the identical time, at 3.6% of gross sales being electrical, the corporate is way from a formidable tipping level. Ford’s EV gross sales have to continue to grow at a quick charge to carry the corporate nearer to true EV management.

Nonetheless, for those who have a look at that chart above, you’ll see that simply two large-volume legacy automakers are above Ford — Kia and Hyundai. So, even at 2.9%, you’ll be able to say Ford is presently a market chief.

Additionally, orders are apparently via the roof. “Mustang Mach-E gross sales have been up 115 p.c on gross sales of three,120, with document retail orders of over 7,800 Mustang Mach-E’s for the month of August.” That’s about two months of gross sales/manufacturing ordered in a single month. If the identical occurs for a number of months operating, that’s fairly a backlog that can construct up.

Naturally, an important factor is to extend manufacturing capability. The final we heard, Ford determined to extend its annual F-150 Lightning manufacturing goal from 80,000 to 150,000 automobiles. Ford’s total August gross sales within the US have been simply over 150,000. Extrapolating simplistically for a minute, 150,000 Lightnings a 12 months could be 8.3% of Ford gross sales. Throw within the Mustang Mach-E and we’re getting someplace. And the way about Ford’s subsequent huge electrical mannequin or two?

Ford is a tricky auto model for me to research — for those who haven’t seen from this text alone. At instances, it appears forward of the pack within the legacy auto world. At different instances, 2.9% of gross sales electrical? Is that inspiring? In 2022, maybe it may be. Let’s see the way it change from now to 2025, after which to 2030. For now, no less than, Ford can say it’s taking clients from Tesla — and that’s an enormous prize to say!

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