Since Ford announced that it was calling its first all-electric SUV the Thursday by Automotive News., people have been complaining that a real Mustang wasn’t enough to carry the badge. So imagine how upset those folks will be when they hear that Ford’s production of the Mach-E has just surpassed that of the internal combustion version, according to a published report.
That’s how it is; Ford has managed to build 27,816 Mach-E so far this year compared to 26,089 non-electric Mustangs. What makes it even more interesting is that while the Mach E has been selling like crazy since its launch, it now appears that sales are slowing down. It is not entirely clear why, although it may be related to theor possibly the fact that Ford has largely worked through its pre-orders.
Ford boss Jim Farley told reporters last month during the launch of the F-150 Lightning that the company had “totally sold out” of the Mach E. That in itself is not surprising, given the problems of the F-150 Lightning. the supply chain that all manufacturers are having right now, but apparently, Ford has also shrunk to just 24 days of inventory on the gas-powered Mustang, or about ⅓ of its typical stock.
Despite the silicon woes, Farley is betting heavily on electric vehicles and expects 40% of Blue Oval sales to come from electric cars by 2030. Sure, that’s less ambitious than other manufacturers claim all of their Vehicles will be electric vehicles by then, but Ford is a big ship and takes a long time to turn.
We reached out to Ford for comment, but did not receive news in time for publication.
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