Ford C-Max Energi October Sales up 44% from Last Month

2013 Ford C-Max Energi

2013 Ford C-Max Energi

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.

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Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi Sales Down 20.5% from October 2012

C-Max Energi Alpine Loop

2013 Ford C-Max Energi

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.

 

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C-Max Inventory High; Michigan Assembly Plant Scheduled for Two Weeks of Down Time

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Ford began October with 122 days of inventory supply for the C-Max.  Inventory rose from 108 days on September 1st.  Automakers try to inventory about 60 days of supply per vehicle.  The C-Max Hybrid had the lowest monthly sales in September of any full-sales month since it was introduced to the U.S. market in 2012.

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