As Ford Authority reported yesterday, FoMoCo has stopped taking orders for the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E amid high demand and various supply chain constraints. Ford had already stopped taking orders for 2022 Mustang Mach-E Premium and California Route 1 trims back in February, though order banks remained open for Select, GT, and GT Performance Edition models – albeit with extremely long wait times of up to 32+ weeks. However, there is some good news for those that are waiting on a 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E order – the automaker is canceling its planned price increases for the EV crossover, according to a dealer letter seen by Cars Direct.
“Due to the closure of the Order Bank for 22MY Mustang Mach-E on 4/8/22, this pricing action will not be enacted,” the letter reads. The extent of these price increases – which were set to take effect on April 13th – haven’t been confirmed, but were rumored to range from $2,000 for Select and Premium trims to $4,000 on California Route 1 and GT trims, along with a $100 increase to destination and delivery charges and a $2,000 price hike for the Premium’s extended range battery option.
Meanwhile, the Mustang Mach-E remains one of the top considered electric vehicles on the market, with the high-performance GT and all-wheel drive also attracting a large number of buyers. This strong demand recently prompted Ford to cut discounts on the EV crossover, as well as more than double its planned battery supply for the Mach-E by 2023.
Those additional batteries will help Ford in its efforts to vastly expand its Mach-E production capacity to a planned 200k units per year at the Ford Cuautitlan Assembly Plant in Mexico by 2023, as Ford Authority reported back in December. Previously, FoMoCo planned on building all-electric versions of the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator at that same plant but nixed those plans in order to focus on expanding Mach-E production over the next year or so.