Ford is benefiting from strong demand for its electric vehicles in the United States – in October alone, some 6,261 units were delivered, which represents a significant increase of 120% compared to October 2021. A significant part of this growth is due to the Mustang Mach-E, which has just passed a major production milestone. The 150,000th electric crossover has rolled off the assembly lines as the Blue Oval Company continues to expand the markets in which the Mustang EV is offered.
Mass production of the Mustang Mach-E began in 2020 and since October 2021 the electric crossover has also been in production at Ford’s manufacturing plant in Chongqing, China. For 2023, the battery-powered model will be available to customers in a total of 37 countries around the world, up from 22 when the vehicle was first released around two years ago.
“When we put the pony on this Mustang, we knew we would have skeptics. What we didn’t really know at the time was just how popular this car would become. I love seeing Mustang Mach-E vehicles on the road and talking to customers, and I’m seeing more and more of them,” said Darren Palmer, vice president of Ford Model e division.
Some of the newest additions to Mustang Mach-E markets are New Zealand, Brazil and Argentina, all part of Ford’s broader strategy to reach annual electric vehicle production of 600,000 units. by the end of 2023. By 2026, the automaker wants to start building more than 2 million electric vehicles every year. An essential part of this plan is the Cuautitlán Stamping and Assembly Plant where the 150,000th Mustang Mach-E was assembled.
However, as with any new beginning, not everything goes smoothly. Recently, consumer reports removed the electric crossover from its list of recommended vehicles. In the organization’s latest automotive reliability survey, the Mustang Mach-E didn’t perform impressively and became the only current electric vehicle to lose consumer reports‘ recommendation.