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Ford Mustang Mach-E Production Really Ramped Up In March

Ford is investing $50 billion in EVs as it aims to produce 600k units globally by later this year, as well as two million annually by 2026. A relatively large chunk of that first goal is slated to come from planned Ford Mustang Mach-E production – which is expected to total 270,000 units in 2023 – and as such, The Blue Oval is preparing to significantly ramp up production at the Cuautitlan Assembly plant in the coming months. To prepare for that expansion, the automaker hit the pause button on Ford Mustang Mach-E production at the Mexican facility in January, as Ford Authority previously reported, but things really ramped up in the month of March, according to the automaker’s most recent sales report.

After building a grand total of zero Ford Mustang Mach-E crossovers in the month of January, The Blue Oval assembled 360 in February and 7,381 in March, a significant jump by any measure. However, Ford announced this plan some time ago, with an expected restart date of Q1, so these numbers aren’t terribly surprising. Rather, the shutdown was completed solely with the purpose of increasing capacity at the Cuautitlan plant.

“We really didn’t have that much capacity down (at the plant) in Mexico,” Ford Model e chief customer officer Marin Gjaja said while explaining the timing of the Mach-E’s recent price drop. “We were looking ahead as this is the year we’re going to scale (up) the Mustang Mach-E. We had plans and were shutting down the plant, literally right now, in January. That has been our plan all along. So this first principle of scale in automotive is really what has been driving us.”

The Ford Mustang Mach-E isn’ the only Blue Oval model set to receive a production boost either, as it will be joined by other popular models including the Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid, Ford F-150 Lighting, Ford Transit, Ford E-Transit, Ford Bronco Sport, and Ford Maverick, as Ford Authority reported early last month.

We’ll have more on the Mach-E soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mustang Mach-E news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Bob Dobson

    Ask any Mach -e owner about the never ending QC issues with the Mach-e. No thanks, way too expensive for the issues they still have.

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    1. RWFA

      Hey Nob,
      why don’t you tell us.

      It seems like bad faith to drop innuendo and then skate off without really putting meat on the bones.

      (But given your often bad faith comments in this area it’s not really a surprise.)

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    2. Jim

      I’ve had my First Edition MME for 2 years now. Yes, I had the 12v battery die but that’s been it. It drives better than most of the other 45 car/trucks I’ve owned in 65 years. Like most other affordable EVs I wouldn’t recommend it to someone who plans or needs to travel over 500 miles on a REGLAR basis like once a week. But if you’re an average driver who can charge at home, it’s a terrific car.

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  2. Ronald

    Production of autos has never been a problem for Ford. Efficiency, cost controls & quality are in question.

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  3. JeffS

    Hey Bob, I’m “any Mach E owner”, and I’ve had mine 6 months with ZERO issues. Awesome vehicle. As a note, this is my 127th new vehicle purchase, and one of the best. Glad Ford is making more, my daughter wants one!

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