Ford Motor Co. said it delivered its best August electrified vehicle sales ever with more than 8,292 sales, up 288 percent over the same period a year ago.
Ford Motor Co. said late Thursday it would cut its gas mileage claims on its C-Max Hybrid and will write “goodwill” checks to current C-Max Hybrid owners and lessors to make up for earlier claims.
Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday that its share of the electrified vehicle market in the United States quadrupled during the first half of 2013 vs. the first half of 2012, rising from 4 percent to 16 percent.
Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F ) announced Friday that it had cut carbon dioxide emissions in its global operations by 37 percent per vehicle produced between 2000 and 2012.
Ford’s new C-Max has become the fastest-selling hybrid ever at launch, with 8,030 sales in its first two full months on the market in October and November. This significantly outpaces Toyota Camry Hybrid’s 7,300 sales in its first two full months in May and June 2006.
Ford Motor Co. said Friday that it predicts November will be its best hybrid sales month ever with more than 6,000 units sold.
Ford Motor Co.’s Michigan Assembly Plant here is making history with each new C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid that rolls off the line. It is the only manufacturing site in the world to build vehicles with five different powertrains on the same line and the only one to build four vehicles that deliver 40 mpg or more in real-world driving.
The new Ford C-Max Hybrid — America’s most fuel-efficient and affordable hybrid utility vehicle — is now the best-selling hybrid utility vehicle after outselling Toyota Prius v, 3,182 units to 2,769 units, in just its first full month of sales in October.
Ford Motor Co. is drawing on the popularity of a classic animated television character to establish C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid as better, more fuel-efficient hybrid alternatives to Toyota Prius v through a new advertising campaign that broke Thursday.
Ford’s third-generation hybrid system, which replaces nickel-metal-hydride batteries with new lighter, more efficient lithium-ion batteries, could reduce the company’s use of expensive, hard-to-get “rare earth” metals by up to 500,000 pounds a year.