Ford Mustang Mach-E Production Outpaces Regular Mustang
【Summary】Ford’s all-electric Mustang Mach-E is proving to be a more popular choice than the regular Mustang with its internal combustion engine.
Beyond its controversial name, the Ford Mustang Mach-E has turned out to be a huge hit for the American automaker. While some enthusiasts and fans were unhappy to see the electric crossover wear the Mustang name, Ford has certainly done a lot to ensure the EV offers similar performance to the iconic pony car that it shares its name with. Speaking of those fans, if they're upset about the EV's name, they're probably going to be upset to hear that Ford is building more Mustang Mach-E electric SUVs than regular Mustang coupes.
Ford Hits An Impressive Tipping Point
According to a report from Automotive News, Ford built 27,816 Mustang Mach-E models so far this year. The automaker has manufactured 26,809 units of the regular Mustang with an internal combustion engine. The 1,007 difference between the two may not seem like a large one, but it's a clear indicator of how well the Mustang Mach-E is doing. It's also a good sign for Ford, as the Mustang Mach-E officially went on sale late last year.
It sounds like Ford wasn't expecting the Mustang Mach-E to be this popular, or it's been hit really hard by the chip shortage, because the automaker claims that it's out of stock. "Mach-E has been much stronger than we expected, so we've totally, run out of stock," said Ford CEO Jim Farley at the Ford F-150 Lightning debut. "Mach-E is going global as we speak, but in the U.S." the wait for a Mach-E "is months."
Chip Shortage Plays A Role
The chip shortage may have played a role in helping the Mustang Mach-E have higher manufacturing numbers than the regular Mustang. As Farley stated, once Ford noted that it would be affected by the chip shortage, it prioritized its newest vehicles. These models included the Bronco and Mustang Mach-E. The automaker's Flat Rock plant, which is responsible for building the regular Mustang, didn't build any gas-powered versions of the muscle car last month, claims the report.
"We have purposely protected our launches – Bronco, Bronco Sport, Mach-E, F-150," said Farley. "If we can switch a module over to one of those vehicles, we have. We're very protective of these launches because they're so important for our business."
After seeing how successful the Mustang Mach-E has been, Ford is looking to greatly increase its electric-vehicle lineup. Ford expects 4 out of 10 vehicles it sells by 2030 to be all-electric. Ford recently confirmed that it would be coming out an all-electric Explorer in the near future, while a battery-powered Bronco could be possible. We can't forget about the all-electric F-150 Lightning, which recently surpassed 70,000 reservations.
Vineeth Joel Patel
Joel Patel has been covering all aspects of the automotive industry for four years as an editor and freelance writer for various websites. When it comes to cars, he enjoys covering the merger between technology and cars. In his spare time, Joel likes to watch baseball, work on his car, and try new foods
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