Since its launch late last year, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E has been a success by every measure, quickly outproducing and outselling the ICE-powered Ford Mustang, becoming profitable early in its lifecycle, and turning on dealer lots in just 12 days. Ford is on track to sell 50k Mach-Es this year, but won’t be able to fulfill all of the demand for the EV crossover, as a number of unscheduled 2021 orders are being pushed back to 2022. However, FoMoCo is now planning on ramping up Ford Mustang Mach-E production considerably over the next couple of years.
In a recent interview with Automotive News, Ford North America COO Lisa Drake revealed that the company plans to scale Ford Mustang Mach-E production up to 200,000 units per year by 2023. That production ramp-up will begin next year and will be made possible by the fact that Ford will be dedicating 100 percent of its production capacity at the Ford Cuautitlan Assembly Plant in Mexico to the Mach-E, which is currently the only vehicle built at that facility.
As Ford Authority reported earlier today, all-electric versions of the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator that were previously confirmed to launch in 2023 have now been pushed back to late 2024. In addition to this delay, it was also announced that the EV variants of these Ford CD6 platform-mates will not be produced at the Cuautitlan plant as originally planned, which makes room for this expansion in planned Mach-E production. It’s currently unclear where Ford will produce the two new models, and Drake declined to comment on plans for either.
As Ford Authority previously reported, Ford CEO Jim Farley recently revealed that the automaker has doubled its planned annual EV production to 600,000 vehicles by 2024, and expects EVs to account for 40 percent of its global sales by 2030.