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Ford to increase production of EVs and best-sellers after successful February

Ford will increase production of several best-selling EV, gas and hybrid models, and plans to hire additional factory workers to meet demand

Ford has announced that it will increase production for some of its best-selling vehicles, after becoming the top-seller in the U.S. during February.

In its announcement, the automaker noted that it had encountered a sudden surge in consumer demand in early 2023, which served to increase overall sales by 21.9% in February. Last month also saw both a 68% increase in electric vehicle sales and a market share growth of 1.4% which mean Ford now owns 13.3% of the U.S. market.

To meet this increase in demand, the brand intends to ramp up production of eight vehicles in its lineup. These include the Mustang Mach-E, Bronco Sport and Maverick, F-150 Lightning, Transit, E-Transit, F-150 and F-150 PowerBoost. Ford also plans to make additional investments into its plants to accommodate the heavier workload, and expects to employ thousands of additional workers at its facilities in Michigan, Kansas and Ohio.

While this is a positive development for Ford, the automaker still faces multiple challenges left unsolved from the COVID pandemic. While every automaker has achieved varying degrees of success in managing global supply chain disruptions, the F-150 manufacturer has been hit particularly hard, as evidenced by its disappointing financial performance in 2022, during which it accumulated a net loss of $2 billion. The brand is also in the process of resolving an issue at its Lightning plant, which is currently closed until March 13. Although its early year success does demonstrate strengthening demand, unless Ford can overcome the obstacles which impacted its revenue so heavily last year, whatever gains it makes in production and sales could ultimately go to waste.

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Colin Velez
Colin Velez
Colin Velez is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. After obtaining his bachelor’s in Communication from Kennesaw State University in 2018, he kicked off his writing career by developing marketing and public relations material for various industries, including travel and fashion. Throughout the next four years, he developed a love for working with journalists and other content creators, and his passion eventually led him to his current position. Today, Colin writes news content and coordinates stories with auto-industry insiders and entrepreneurs throughout the U.S.

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