Owners of Ford electric vehicles have driven 30 million all-electric miles, equating to a savings of roughly 1.2 million kilograms of CO2, the automaker announced earlier this week.
The Blue oval also provided an interesting statistic on how its electrified vehicles are being used based on data gathered by the MyFord Mobile app from Fusion Energi and CMAX Energi drivers. The data shows that three of every four trips in the extended-range EVs are performed on electricity alone. And as electric vehicle chargers become more prevalent, it’s likely that consumers will be able to carry out even more of their trips without using any gasoline.
In addition to the 30 million electric miles driven in Ford’s EVs, the popularity of The Blue Oval’s electrified vehicles has resulted in the company’s best-ever U.S. retail sales results of the Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi extended-range electric vehicles in August. The sales results have contributed to making August 2013 the automaker’s best August ever for electrified vehicle sales, with 8,292 vehicles sold — an increase of 288 percent over the same period a year ago. August also marked the 11th consecutive month Ford achieved electrified vehicle sales records.
And as if that news wasn’t good enough, the icing on the cake comes from the fact that Ford’s electrified vehicles are bringing in buyers who aren’t current Ford owners, with almost two-thirds of new Ford electrified vehicle sales being to buyers trading in other car brands.
The Motrolix Take
Whoever said that building a better product doesn’t translate into sales definitely didn’t have the new Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi in mind.
Also, how you like them apples, Toyota? And Honda as well.