Ford is seeing strong demand for its electric vehicles in the United States, with 6,261 units delivered in October alone, a significant 120 percent increase over October 2021. A significant portion of that expansion is due to the Mustang Mach-E, which has recently reached an important production milestone. As the Blue oval company continues to expand the markets where the Mustang EV is available, the 150,000th electric crossover has rolled off the assembly lines.
The Mustang Mach-E began mass production in 2020, and the electric crossover has been in production at Ford’s manufacturing plant in Chongqing, China, since October 2021. The battery-powered model will be available to customers in 37 countries by 2023, up from 22 when the vehicle was first released two years ago.
“We knew there would be sceptics when we put the pony on this Mustang. What we didn’t realise at the time was how popular this car would become. “I love seeing Mustang Mach-E vehicles on the road and talking to customers, and there are more and more of them,” says Darren Palmer, vice president of Ford Model e division.
New Zealand, Brazil, and Argentina are among the most recent additions to the Mustang Mach-market, E’s all of which are part of Ford’s larger strategy of reaching an annual EV production of 600,000 units by the end of 2023. By 2026, the company hopes to be producing more than 2 million electric vehicles per year. The Cuautitlan Stamping and Assembly Plant, where the 150,000th Mustang Mach-E was assembled, is a critical component of that strategy.