Ford Mustang Mach E had various trim options available for customers. Now the base model trim is being paused, and so are other models. Currently, only three trim options are listed on the website, “Premium,” “California Route 1”, and “GT.”
In a comment, a Ford spokesman said, “Since the order bank re-opened, customer demand for Mustang Mach-E has exceeded projections for some models. We have already increased production well above the original projections for Mustang Mach-E Select. We are pausing retail orders on the Select model to help manage supply constraints and provide more predictable order-to-delivery times for all of our customers. Customers with existing Select orders are unaffected by this model pause.”
Order books for the hotly demanded Ford Mustang Mach-E only opened in August. Ford’s Mustang Mach-E took the lead last month as the brand’s best-selling EV, selling 2,324 units in September, even more than the successful Ford F150 Lightning that previously held the title. Nonetheless, with supply constraints and inflationary pressures, Ford has been forced to increase prices on many of its products, notably including the electric truck, but now also including the electric SUV.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E now starts at $54,975, matching the recently increased $50k price tag of the Ford F150 Lightning. But Ford is not the only automaker forced to raise prices over the past few months, and certainly not over the past year.
Electric models from many major automakers have seen dramatic price increases due to inflationary pressure, parts shortages, and incredibly high consumer demand. Ford specifically has seen consistent EV sales growth over the past year, and just last month, Ford EV sales jumped by nearly 200%. At the same time, consumer appetite for ICE vehicles seems to be decreasing as Ford and other manufacturers reported sales decreases overall in Q3. This news, while disappointing for many buyers looking to get an electric vehicle, at least indicates that consumer demand remains high. For automakers that are willing to expand production, consumers will be there to buy their products.
According to various experts, the best trim option is premium. The Premium trim level unlocks the Ice White Appearance package if you fancy an all-white exterior and interior. Additionally, Car and Driver agree that the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium is the best option. C/D recommends going with all-wheel drive and extended-range battery. In addition, the publication loves that it has a more powerful fast charging ability that the select model. Lastly, extra features like 19-inch wheels, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, a panoramic sunroof, and a power liftgate bolster the list of features.