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.