Ford has reached a small but significant milestone in its electrification process. In 2021, for the moment, it has produced more Mustang Mach-E electric than “traditional Mustangs” with internal combustion engine. To be precise, 27,816 electric models were made against 26,089 units with combustion engine. The Mach-E is built in a Ford plant in Mexico, while the Mustang is built in a factory in Michigan.
To contribute to this result, however, too the chip crisis. Indeed, the CEO Jim Farley pointed out that, right now, Ford is prioritizing its newer models such as the Mach-E and the new Bronco. In any case, the numerical result is remarkable and above expectations, so much so that the manufacturer has run out of stocks. Ford also adds that in America, for example, the wait for a new Mach-E is months. In this market, however, where the adoption of electric vehicles is slower than in Europe, sales of the endothermic version exceed those of the electric model by 3 to 1.
In the Old Continent, however, things are quite different. For example, in the past month, the Mustang Mach-E was the best-selling vehicle in Norway. Erich MerkleFord’s sales analyst commented on these results:
We are very excited about the success we are seeing with the launch of the all-new Mustang Mach-E, not only here in America, but globally as well. To be fair, the production of the Mustang at Flat Rock was affected by the lack of semiconductors.
The Mach-E has therefore had a very positive commercial launch and Ford expects a lot from this model which represents an important component of its electrification strategy. Electric SUV whose deliveries have recently also started in Italy. Recently, the American carmaker had announced a further acceleration of investments in electric cars. By 2025, 30 billion dollars will be spent.