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Ford Mustang Mach-E Was The Fourth Best-Selling EV In The U.S. In Q1

The all-new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E got off to a bit of a rough start when FoMoCo issued a stop-ship on the electric crossover to address a quality issue back in January. Since then, the automaker has been handing out free charging, cashback, and incentive reimbursements to customers facing delivery delays. However, production and sales numbers from the first month of the year were encouraging, and despite its early troubles, the Mach-E was the fourth best-selling EV in the U.S. in the first quarter of the year, according to Cox Automotive.

The Mach-E finished behind the Tesla Model Y, which was the best-selling EV in the U.S. in Q1, followed by the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt EV. It finished ahead of the Tesla Model S and X, both of which recently underwent a redesign but are facing delivery delays at the moment.

Meanwhile, EV sales, in general, are on the rise, representing 7.8 percent of the total U.S. market, up from 4.8 percent in Q1 of 2020. EV sales also outpaced industry growth with an 81 percent jump versus a 44.8 percent increase. In total, automakers sold over 100,000 electric vehicles in the first quarter, which is the most ever. However, 69,300 of those units came from Tesla as it continues to dominate the EV market, though its market share dropped from 83 percent in Q1 2020 to 71 percent in Q1 2021.

Despite its early production and delivery issues, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is quickly gaining on its rivals. In February – its first full month on sale – Ford’s first-ever all-electric crossover was already stealing market share from Tesla and turning on dealer lots in an average of just four days. And though it was outsold by the Bolt EV in Q1, a recent survey found that nearly as many EV shoppers are considering buying a Mach-E as the Chevy.

We’ll have more on the state of the EV market soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mustang Mach-E news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Vic

    The Mach-E ride was honestly a bit rough than I would’s almost like bone-jarring compare to say other EVs for sure. It’s definitely quick I’m not gonna lie. But the one pedal driving was wayyy too aggressive for my taste.

  2. gareth

    No one can seem to make there mind up on the ride.This one reason why takeing a vicheal out is important for a test drive if possible of course

  3. Bill

    Need more of an around vehicle such as tow capable and this was a reason to put off my purchase. Still holes in the ccs dcfc network.

  4. Mike

    The 2020 ruined my life

  5. Mark L Bedel

    Well, I’m thinking that this is a very transient affectation, as first of all, there are not many volume produced EV’s available currently, and as a result, not many to choose from. As more offerings come online, sales numbers will fluctuate all over the place.

  6. Lee Glidewell

    Fourth best huh? That ain’t sayin’ much, is it?

  7. Matt Richter

    @NCEcoBoost What rock have you been living under? EVs ARE already primetime, whether they fit your needs or not. My wife and I have seven years plus of EV ownership under our belt.

    Are they perfect? Nope. No vehicle is. But EV sales are growing, ICE are shrinking. Pretty much every manufacturer is electrifying as fast as they can.

    I guess there are a lot of companies and people who know something you don’t know.


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