Ford has announced that it has produced its 150,000th Mustang Mach-E since starting production nearly two years ago. This is a significant milestone as the company scales electric vehicle (EV) production to a rate of 600,000 annually by late 2023 and more than two million annually by 2026.
Almost all of Mustang Mach-E’s growth to date is coming from customers replacing an internal combustion vehicle with electric vehicle. This is more than 8 in 10 US customers and 9 in 10 European customers, proving that Ford is creating electric vehicles that meet broad customer needs.
Darren Palmer, Ford Model e. Electric Vehicle Programs vice president, said: “When we put the pony on this Mustang, we knew we’d have sceptics. 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.”
The Mustang Mach-E will be available in 37 countries across the world for 2023, up from 22 in the vehicle’s first year. New Zealand, Brazil and Argentina are among the latest markets added to the Mustang Mach-E stable. Global growth comes as Ford upgrades Cuautitlán Stamping and Assembly Plant, which built the 150,000th vehicle, to support even more customers.
Ford is currently the number two best-selling electric vehicle brand in the US. This is thanks to a strong demand for Mustang Mach-E which is turning on dealer lots in just 10 days.
Deborah Manzano, Ford’s director of manufacturing, said: “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.”
The Mustang Mach-E continues to prove its popularity winning awards and accolades including the 2021 North American Utility of the Year, Edmunds’ Top-Rated Luxury Electric Vehicle and several more.
Ford recently announced it plans to invest a further £125 million at Halewood to scale up its electric vehicle portfolio. Building on its commitment to grow an all-electric vehicle range it plans to increase capacity by 70 per cent at the facility. Plus, Ford will invest £24 million in the supporting E:PRiME product development centre.