Ford has filed a number of trademarks in New Zealand in recent times hinting at the launch of future products there, including the off-road-focused Ford Ranger Tremor, the Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid, and Mustang Dark Horse. Now, it seems as if that particular country is set to receive another new-to-it Blue Oval vehicle – the Ford Mustang Mach-E, which will reportedly launch in New Zealand in early 2023, according to Autocar, which received the news directly from Ford New Zealand.
“The Mach-E is one of the most exciting vehicles Ford has ever introduced and it will be amazing on New Zealand roads,” said Simon Rutherford, Managing Director, Ford New Zealand. “For us, this is a big success already – it’s taken a lot of work behind the scenes but now we’re very excited to be launching this incredible vehicle to our customers.”
It’s currently unclear what versions of the Ford Mustang Mach-E will be available in New Zealand, as well as how much the EV crossover will cost in that market. However, its addition to Ford’s lineup in that country marks one of a grand total of seven electrified Blue Oval vehicles planned to launch there by the end of 2024 as part of the automaker’s “customer-focused electrification strategy.” The Mach-E is already on sale in a number of markets around the globe.
In addition to launching the Ford Mustang Mach-E and a handful of other electrified models in New Zealand over the coming years, the automaker is also teaming up with Singer Electric – a clean energy-focused company – to install charging stations at all of its main dealer sits across the country ahead of this transition.