Ford announced that it produced 150,000 Mustang Mach-Es almost two years ago its production started. The milestone is a crucial one for the automaker, especially as the automaker maker is pushing towards electrification. It aims to scale its EV production to a rate of 600,000 per year by late 2023 and over 2 million annually by 2026.
As noted by Ford, nearly all of Mach-E’s growth to date has come from customers who were replacing their internal combustion cars. This proves that the Mach-E is not just attracting car buyers who are already set on buying an EV, it’s also attracting customers that are still driving a combustion-powered car. Darren Palmer, vice president, Electric Vehicle Programs, Ford Model e, highlighted the skepticism that the company faced when it gave the Mustang moniker to the all-electric crossover.
“When we put the pony on this Mustang, we knew we’d have skeptics. What we didn’t quite know then was just how popular this car would become. I love seeing Mustang Mach-E vehicles on the road and talking to customers, and I am seeing more and more of them,” Palmer said.
For now, Ford continues to optimize its Cuautitlán Stamping and Assembly Plant in Mexico, which produces the Mach-E, so that the vehicle’s sales can expand even faster. These improvements were hinted at by Deborah Manzano, Ford’s director of manufacturing.
“The plant is buzzing. There’s a new battery line, new chassis line, and additional assembly line, we’re literally maxing out the space to make more Mustang Mach-E vehicles. We most recently added a new paint shop, too. Nothing is standing still for long!” Manzano said. Over 80% of Mustang Mach-E drivers in the US customers and 90% of European consumers have switched from ICE to electric. The data shows Ford’s electric mustang is assisting in the transition to sustainable transportation. Darren Palmer, VP of electric vehicle programs at Ford Model e, explains how the team wasn’t sure what initial reactions would be, saying, “When we put the pony on this Mustang, we knew we’d have skeptics. What we didn’t quite know then was just how popular this car would become. I love seeing Mustang Mach-E vehicles on the road and talking to customers, and I am seeing more and more of them.” Ford’s in-demand Mach-E is now available in 37 counties around the globe, up from 22 at launch. A few of the latest markets include Brazil, Argentina, and New Zealand. The Mustang Mach-E is an award-winning EV that has continuously improved each year.