Since its launch a couple of years ago, the work-focused Ford F-150 Lightning Pro has proven to be a popular entity with commercial fleet customers, a list that includes the likes of New York City, utility companies like Southern California Edison (SCE), and Vestas, a provider of sustainable energy solutions. Testing has proven that the Ford F-150 Lightning is a great way for fleets to cut emissions and save a considerable amount of money in terms of maintenance costs, and thus, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the pickup ranked among the top 10 most popular fleet EVs over the past year or so, according to new data from S&P Global Mobility.
Between July 2022 and July 2023, the Ford F-150 Lightning racked up 7,718 new registrations among fleet owners, which was good enough for fourth place on this particular list, ranking it behind the Tesla Model 3 (28,252 registrations), Chevy Bolt (19,502), and Tesla Model Y (11,149). It also ranked the Ford F-150 Lightning ahead of the Rivian EDV (6,390 registrations), Polestar 2 (6,128), Ford E-Transit (5,929), Ford Mustang Mach-E (3,992), Kia Niro (3,712), and Hyundai Kona (2,896).
Overall, Tesla commanded nearly one-third of the entire market over the past 13 months with its 3 and Y sales, which makes sense given its experience building and selling EVs and its dominant share of the overall EV market. This performance was also buoyed by the fact that rental car company Hertz is in the midst of purchasing 100,000 Model 3 sedans from the automaker as well. It’s also worth noting that fleet sales tend to be a bit uneven, and that trend certainly shows up here, as Tesla sold 13,500 Model 3 sedans to fleets in December 2022 and January 2023 combined, but moved 4,300 of them in both July and October 2022.