If you aren’t on the Mustang Mach-E train yet, well — 150,000 customers are about to be. Ford confirmed this week that it’s produced an impressive 150,000 Mustang Mach-E electric crossovers.
This milestone indicates a significant increase in production capacity, as Ford executives originally suggested the Mustang Mach-E (which made its first delivery in December 2020) was bound for 25,000 to 30,000 US sales annually. At the time, they estimated that the ‘total achievable volume’ of the Mach-E would be 50,000 vehicles per year.
Following its initial release, the Mach-E has been met with an outpouring of interest and rave re-views, which likely contributed in the uptick in demand that lead Ford to maximize production to more than 60,000 units. From there, the automaker ramped things up further by forming a plan to triple annual production of the Mach-E at its plant in Mexico to over 200,000 vehicles per year across North American and European markets by 2023.
The Mach-E is currently available in 37 countries around the world, and the automaker has revealed plans to add more in 2023, while also working to make the Mach-E better. According to chief Ford engineer, Donna Dickson, Ford plans to pursue year-over-year improvements in range and efficiency for the 2023 and 2024 Mach-E. Ford CEO Jim Farley has since revealed that these enhancements will be achieved via an incremental re-engineering process, without saving improvements for a mid-cycle refresh.
On track to mass electrification, all-electric Ford global production is expected to reach a rate of 600,000 units annually by the end of 2023 and 2 million units annually by 2026. Already, Ford has also doubled its F-150 Lightning production to about 150,000 electric pickup trucks annually.