Washington, Jul 2 (EFE News) .- Ford’s sales in the United States during the second quarter of the year totaled 475,327 cars, an increase of 9.6% compared to the same period in 2020, the manufacturer reported in a statement.
Compared to June data, its sales were 29.6% lower than those of the same month last year due to production problems that are causing the shortage of chips in the sector.
In the case of electric cars, Ford sales increased 117% and the number of reservations for its Lightning electric pickup truck, which was introduced a few weeks ago, has already reached 100,000.
On the other hand, Tesla said on Friday that it delivered a record number of 201,250 vehicles worldwide, thus surpassing the 200,000 mark in a quarter for the first time in its history.
Tesla’s figures for the second quarter beat the previous record of 184,800 vehicles delivered and 180,338 produced during the first quarter, and the company has succeeded despite microprocessor supply problems.
In a statement, the manufacturer added that during the second quarter it produced 206,421 vehicles, of which 204,081 were Model 3 and Model Y and the remaining 2,340 were Model S and Model X.
On Thursday, General Motors (GM) reported that its sales in the second quarter were 688,236 vehicles, an increase of 39.7% over the same period of 2020, although slightly lower than expected.
Also yesterday, Fiat Chrysler (FCA), of the Stellantis group, revealed that its sales from April to June grew 32% to 485,312 units, while Toyota indicated that its sales were 688,813 cars, basically unchanged from the same period of 2020 .
Sales figures for the second quarter of 2020, at the start of the pandemic, were unusually low due to containment measures to curb the spread of covid19 that forced automakers and dealers to close their doors for weeks.