Ford Quarterly Sales Were Up Slightly From Last Year

Ford Motor said Tuesday that it sold 483,688 cars and light trucks in the United States in the second quarter, slightly more than it sold in the same period a year ago, when it was hit particularly hard by the global shortage of computer chips.

Almost all automakers reported decreases in sales in the April-to-June period because the chip shortage has prevented them from keeping up with demand.

A year ago the chip shortage forced Ford to close many plants for long stretches in the second quarter, and its sales slumped. Its chip supply remains tight.

Even with its slight increase, Ford trailed both General Motors and Toyota in the second quarter. G.M. sold 582,401 vehicles in the quarter, a decline of 15 percent. Toyota sold 531,105 vehicles, a decrease of 23 percent.

Ford sold nearly 300,000 F-Series pickup trucks in the quarter, more than double its total from the same period in 2021.

Another bright spot was its sales of electric vehicles. It has sold 2,296 F-150 Lightnings, the electric pickup, since it started production in April. Sales of the Mustang Mach-E, an electric sport-utility vehicle, totaled 10,941 in the quarter, up 72 percent from a year ago.

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