Ford’s 2021 sales fall 6.8% but Q4 ends in strength

Ford Motor’s 2021 sales declined 6.8% compared to 2020.

Yet, Ford was able to overcome disruptions caused by an ongoing semiconductor chip shortage.

Ford sold 508,451 vehicles in the fourth quarter. That represents a 26.8% increase over the third quarter.

Ford sold 1.9 million vehicles in 2021, down 6.8% compared with the prior year.

With that result, Ford maintained its third-place U.S. sales position behind General Motors and Toyota Motor.

Notably, Ford sold more electric vehicles than GM to become the U.S.’s second best-selling automaker of all-electric vehicles, only behind Tesla.

Ford sold 27,140 of its Mustang Mach-E EVs, besting sales of GM’s Chevrolet Bolt EV models at 24,828 units and one Hummer EV in 2021.