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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Sales And Production Numbers Show Quick Ramp Up

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E production began at the Ford Cuautitlan Plant in Mexico back in October, and the first deliveries began in North America in late December. However, just a couple of weeks ago, Ford issued a stop-ship on the Mach-E to address a quality-related issue, which threatened to slow down the all-electric crossover’s momentum. Regardless, Ford has released its Mach-E sales and production numbers for January, and they’re certainly encouraging.

Mach-E sales in the U.S. totaled just 238 units in January because of the stop-ship issue, but Ford produced 4,250 units for the region (10,967 worldwide). However, the automaker noted that Mach-E is shipping to dealers now, and units are spending a short, on average, four days on dealer lots. Ford delivered nearly 5,000 units to dealers in January alone.

Ford’s total January U.S. sales reached 143,578 units – a decrease of 8.3 percent, though retail sales climbed 5.5 percent. SUV sales remained strong, however, totaling 60,954 units, an increase of 7.6 percent from January of 2020.

Judging by these numbers, it seems very likely that Mach-E sales will reach into the thousands in February, now that the model is becoming available on dealer lots. Ford also noted that its total electrified vehicle sales jumped 18.5 percent in January, fueled by the Mach-E, 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost, and Ford Escape and Ford Explorer hybrid models.

Meanwhile, the Ford Mustang Mach-E continues to rack up accolades, including the 2021 North American Utility of the Year, the Edmunds Top Rated Luxury EV of 2021, Green Car Journal’s 2021 Green Car of the Year, the Best Car to Buy in 2021 by The Car Connection and Green Car Reports, as well as the Best Electric Car to Buy in 2021 and the Best Crossover to Buy in 2021.

We’ll have more on the Mach-E very soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mustang Mach-E news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Richard F Klima

    Escape sales down -20.8%, 11,190 vs 14,134 in January. Bronco sales 8,050 in January. Escape has been tanking for some time and it appears Bronco may be taking more away.

  2. Roy Chile’s

    SUV sales are still strong, wonder why? Maybe because that’s all Ford has SUVs and Trucks. I said last year before the Bronco was on the market, it would take sales from the Escape. Everyone said it was 2 different markets WRONG people want what’s next. Escape might be on it way out to pasture due to Bronco Sport

  3. Dave

    I suspect that early sales will be quite strong as “early adopters” check in and environmental zealots buy into the specious logic that electric vehicles are a panacea. There are probably a number of others who just want an electric CUV “Mustang” for various reasons which I can’t fathom. After this initial surge, however, I fully expect to see sales fall off quite a bit. I imagine GM will see a similar pattern as they follow their risky all-electric strategy.

    1. Ross

      With so many city’s/countries announcing bans on ICE vehicles sales of Electric will only go up. Environmental zealots or not, they won’t have much choice. Plus the ever improving product being pushed into the mainstream. Ford have a lot of initial orders to fill, just like the Bronco and F-150, but demand will be strong for a very long time with the Mach-E

      1. Dave

        Time will tell, but I expect that many of these “bans” will run into reality and consumer resistance, much as California’s previous zero emission vehicle quota did, and they’ll require adjustment/postponement. BEVs don’t work for everyone or in all circumstances, even with all anticipated advances in technology and recharging infrastructure.

  4. Tom

    Ford will ultimately lose all of the sedan volume that they had and will not make it up in SUV and Pickup trucks. Other manufactures are still building sedans and will eventually take all of that previous Ford volume. I know when my Lincoln MKZ is up for replacement, and If FoMoCo still does not offer a sedan, I’ll be done with them. Ford is becoming nothing but a big GMC.

  5. Roy Chile’s

    Had Ford let Lincoln bring out the 1st Flagship EV Continental sedan, instead of a Mustang SUV. Lincoln would have made 200,000k per order sales like Ford have with Bronco and both Brands would have room to shine and get a lot of customers traffic ,Cadillac will have a luxury EV b4 Lincoln the way things stand


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