Ford Mustang Mach-E production at the Cuautitlan Assembly plant has been on a bit of a roller coaster ride for the better part of the past year, hitting 7,381 units in March, 11,858 in April, and 13,639 in May, all before things began crashing back down again. In October, Ford built 7,895 Mach-Es, followed by a mere 5,735 units in November, in fact. Things got even worse in the month of December to close out the year as well, according to Ford’s most recent sales report.
In December, a grand total of 4,067 Ford Mustang Mach-E crossovers were built at the Cuautitlan plant, which is the second-lowest output of any month in the 2023 calendar year. That number also represents a month-over-month decrease of 1,668 units, or around 30 percent, bringing the model’s total production for the year up to 94,465 units.
There are several reasons why Ford Mustang Mach-E production may be on the decline over the past couple of months, as Ford Authority has previously covered. It is worth noting that Ford set a new EV sales record last year – all while the overall U.S. EV market reached 1.2 million sales, which is also a new all-time high – with the Mach-E leading the way after recording 40,771 sales, which represents a 3.33 percent increase versus 2022.
However, demand began to wane somewhat toward the end of the year, which has prompted several automakers – including Ford – to scale back planned investments in electrification, as well as expected output. The Mach-E may be among the best-selling EVs on the market today, but inventory has grown to the point where it’s currently higher than any other all-electric model on the market, which certainly makes the case for a production scale back – at least a temporary one.