Ford Mustang Mach-E Sales Dip, as Chip Shortage Affects Automaker

Mustang Mach-E, courtesy of Ford

While Tesla’s market share was hit by Ford in April following the legacy automaker’s release of multiple hybrid and battery-powered electric vehicles (EVs), sales of the companies Mustang Mach-E have declined month-to-month – with recent drops due in part to an ongoing semiconductor chip shortage, as reported by Investors.

Ford sold just 1,951 Mustang Mach-E units in March, which fell from 2,637 units sold in March, and 3,739 in February, which was also the company’s first full month of sales. Ford also gained numbers from its F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid truck, which sold 3,365 units, as well as its electric Ford Escape, which sold 3,695 copies.

In contrast, Tesla’s first-quarter sales led worldwide EV numbers, with the company having sold a total of 184,500 total vehicles globally.

While the global chip shortage has affected nearly every automaker across the world, not just Ford, though the company said last month in its earnings call that it planned to cut its production outlook in half as a result.

In March, Ford was forced to recall 1,258 Mustang Mach-E units throughout the U.S. and Canada, due to subframe bolts not being properly tightened. Tesla is also no stranger to mass recalls, with the EV company having recalled 135,000 Model S and X units as recently as February over touchscreen issues.