With strong incentives for the Ford C-Max Energi in October, sales were up 44% from September and hit the best month this year. Complete data on U.S. Ford C-Max Hybrid, Energi, Toyota Prius V and Plug-in sales are followed in another blog. The Toyota Prius Plug-in also had an exceptional month with sales up 82% from September and 11% from October 2012.
Ford noted that its share of the plug-in hybrid market grew from 0 to 34% over the last 13 months since the C-Max Energi first shipped. In a press release, it said, “California continues to account for 38 percent of all Ford plug-in hybrid vehicle sales, but plug-ins are strengthening in the midwestern and eastern regions. New York, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia combine to make up 32 percent of the C-MAX Energi market. Those same cities make up 34 percent of the market for Fusion Energi. New York alone comes close to unseating San Francisco as the second most popular market for Fusion Energi.”
InsideEVs speculates that the MSRP of the 2014 Ford C-Max Energi will fall when pricing is announced.
This blog was first published on November 4th with a revised version that included a Ford press release on November 5th.
Ford Motor Company said today that 2,530 C-Max Hybrid and Energi vehicles were sold in October, down 20.5% from October 2012. There was a month-over-month gain of 16% from just 2,182 in September. September was the lowest full month of sales since introduction of the C-Max in 2012.
In a conference call C-Max question with media and investors, Erich Merkle, U.S. Sales Analyst, said the plug-ins report to be issued on Monday will show strong plug-ins sales. In response to a C-Max question on how the EPA mileage revision affected C-Max Hybrid sales, Erich Merkle said he didn’t think it affected sales for the Hybrid. Ford was also asked about the affect of the ConsumerReports survey on C-Max sales. Ford responded that reliability and customer satisfaction are important to Ford.