Last month, Ford Authority reported that 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E production had exceeded that of its ICE-powered Ford Mustang counterpart just a few months after the EV crossover entered production at the Ford Cuautitlan Assembly Plant in Mexico. However, that milestone came with a bit of an asterisk, as regular Mustang production at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant has been largely affected by the ongoing semiconductor chip crisis. Regardless, the Mach-E has reached yet another milestone by outselling its ICE brethren for the very first time in the month of June.
Mustang Brand Sales Q2 2021 - USA
|MODEL||JUN 21 / JUN 20||JUNE 21||JUNE 20||YTD 21 / YTD 20||YTD 21||YTD 20|
|FORD MUSTANG MACH-E||*||2,465||*||*||12,975||*|
Ford sold 2,465 Mach-Es last month compared to 2,240 units of the regular Mustang, which is indeed a notable feat despite the automaker’s aforementioned production woes. Regardless, the Mustang has outsold the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E year to date with 31,950 units moved versus 12,975, though it’s worth noting that Mach-E production didn’t fully ramp up until February and March. The Mach-E is also turning in just 11 days, meaning customers are scooping them up as soon as they hit dealer lots.
The Mach-E’s success was also a big factor in Ford’s 117 percent increase in electrified vehicle sales in the month of June, which capped off a first-half record for the automaker. In total, Ford moved 56,570 electrified vehicles, including the Mach-E, 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost, Ford Escape Hybrid, and Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid making up the bulk of that number.
Despite the Mach-E’s early success, Ford has been quite adamant that the regular Mustang isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Neither is the V8-powered Mustang, which figures to stick around for the foreseeable future, as Ford Authority reported back in May. As long as customers continue to buy ICE-powered Mustangs, Ford will continue to build them. But at the same time, there are clearly more than a few folks interested in electric pony cars, too.