Ford will expand Mustang Mach-E sales to 37 countries in 2023 | Rare Techy


Many Mustang Mach-E vehicles have arrived in Norway.  // Ford Motor Co.  with permission.
Many Mustang Mach-E vehicles have arrived in Norway. // Ford Motor Co. with permission.

Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co. announced that the all-electric Mustang Mach-E will be available in 37 countries next year, up from 22 countries in the vehicle’s first year in 2020.

New Zealand, Brazil and Argentina are among the newest markets for the Mustang Mach-E stable. The global growth comes as Ford upgrades its stamping and assembly plant in Cuautitlán, Mexico, which recently built its 150,000th vehicle, to support increased demand.

The automaker plans to increase annual production from a projected 600,000 Mach-Es per year by the end of 2023 and to more than 2 million per year by 2026.

“The factory is humming,” says Deborah Manzano, Ford’s director of manufacturing. “There’s a new battery line, a new chassis line, (and) an additional assembly line. We’re literally maxing out the space to make more Mustang Mach-E vehicles. We also recently added a new paint shop. Nothing stands still for long.”

Almost all of the Mustang Mach-E’s growth so far has come from customers switching from an internal combustion engine to an electric one — more than eight in 10 U.S. customers and nine in 10 European customers, according to the automaker.

“When we put the pony on this Mustang, we knew we were going to have skeptics. What we didn’t know then was how popular this car would become,” says Darren Palmer, vice president of electric vehicle programs for Ford Model e. “I love seeing Mustang Mach-E vehicles on the road and talking to customers, and I’m seeing more and more of them.”

The Mustang Mach-E won 2021 North American Utility of the Year, Edmunds’ Top Rated Luxury Electric Vehicle and several others.


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