Ford set a record for hybrid sales in the second quarter of 2013, with sales of 24,217 vehicles – up 517 percent over last year and up 15 percent over the first quarter of 2013 – as demand grows in markets across the United States.

It is Ford’s best-ever quarter for hybrid vehicle sales and the first time the company sold more than 24,000 hybrids in a quarter. Ford’s share of the U.S. electrified vehicle market grows to nearly 16 percent in the first half of 2013 – a 12-point gain over last year.

Fueling the growth is increasing demand for Ford C-MAX and Ford Fusion hybrid vehicles in California and other new hybrid markets. For example, demand also increased more than 1,000 percent in New York. Chicago saw an 840 percent gain, while hybrid sales rose almost 730 percent in Seattle and close to 500 percent in Washington, D.C.

Through June 2013, Ford sold more than 46,000 electrified vehicles. The company’s strong product lineup has led to Ford’s U.S. market share growing at a faster rate than competitors – gaining nearly a full percentage point through the first half of the year.