The production volumes of the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover have exceeded that of the usual Mustang in a coupe and convertible bodies.
Ford publishes monthly sales and production reports on its investor site on its website. Motor1 journalists found an interesting fact in the last such report – in the first five months of 2021, the Ford Motor plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, assembled 26,089 Mustang gasoline coupes and convertibles. During the same period, a car assembly plant in Mexico produced 27,816 Mustang Mach-E electric crossovers.
As our American colleagues note, this is an important milestone in Ford’s gradual transition from ICE vehicles to an all-electric range. However, it should also be borne in mind that the “traditional” Mustang is still very popular. Since the beginning of this year, its sales in the United States amounted to 29,264 copies, which is 1.5% higher than the same period in 2020. Whereas the Mustang Mach-E found only 10,510 buyers.
It is noteworthy that the usual Mustang is still popular, despite its considerable age. The sixth-generation model (S550) has been around since 2014, and the forthcoming new generation model, due to debut in 2023, can be expected to be in high demand for at least the first few years. However, with the introduction of the Mach-E electric car to global markets, the gap between the sales of two completely different in content and almost identical in name of models is likely to become minimal.
One of the reasons Ford produces fewer conventional Mustangs than crossovers is due to the global shortage of semiconductors. So, over the past month, the Flat Rock plant has not released a single Mustang with an internal combustion engine. At the same time, warehouse stocks are provided for 24 days, which is quite small compared to 60-70 days, which are considered to be a good indicator. At the same time, Mustang Mach-E practically does not stay at dealerships – it takes an average of 10 days to sell crossovers. At the same time, a quarter of all-electric car sales in the United States are in the state of California.