Demand for the Mustang Mach-E Is Too Much for Ford To Handle

Ford can’t keep up with demand for the Mustang Mach-E, causing it to cease taking new orders for the electric pony.
Written by Andrew Kidd
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
May 10, 2022
Demand for
Ford
’s all-electric Mustang Mach-E has become so overwhelming that the automaker has had to shut down new orders. Because of ongoing parts shortages—including a lack of semiconductors that led to manufacturing plant shutdowns—the Blue Oval
can’t keep up
with demand for the Mustang Mach-E.

Ford can’t meet demand for the Mustang Mach-E

As the
Detroit Free Press
reported, the automaker previously closed orders for its Premium and California Route 1 models in March. Ford noted in April that it will no longer take
new orders
for 2022 Mach-E models. 
A representative for the company told the Free Press that the automaker would continue to sell what limited stock it still had in dealer lots, but did not indicate when orders might reopen.

Ho will Ford ramp up production?

Ford is planning to use the full capacity of its Cuautitlan Stamping and Assembly Plant in Mexico to ramp up production of the Mustang Mach-E. 
It also expects to produce 200,000 Mach-E units per year in 2023. The automaker revised previous plans to add another electric vehicle to its Cuautitlan production line.

An EV people want

The Mustang Mach-E has been pretty successful for the automaker’s first foray into the world of mainstream battery electric vehicles. It sold more than 27,000 units in 2021, with first-quarter 2022 sales at just under 7,000.
It’s been a hit with customers and automotive journalists alike; the Mach-E was recently listed by
Consumer Reports
as one of the best cars for 2022. It also won the 2021 North American SUV of the Year Award and is being tested by
police agencies
as a potential replacement for their internal-combustion fleets.
While it ruffled the feathers of some Mustang purists for not being a “true” Mustang, the Mach-E still won over those looking for a great-looking electric vehicle at a relatively affordable price.

Is the Mustang Mach-E a capable E-SUV?

The Mach-E Select starts at $44,995, while the higher-end GT Performance Edition starts at $66,095. With available all-wheel drive and estimated battery range of 210-305 miles, it’s a more-than-capable EV that drivers can confidently use as a commuter car during the week and a fun family cruiser for weekends. 
And it’s not a pushover in terms of power, either; the Mustang Mach-E’s output ranges from 266 hp to 480 hp based on model and trim level.
One feature in particular—Mach-E’s huge 15.5-inch touchscreen display—has been
so popular
that Ford is implementing it in other vehicles including the 2022 Expedition. Regarding features, the automaker has enabled over-the-air updates for the Mach-E so owners can continue to receive software updates via an internet connection as opposed to having to visit a dealership.

When you get your new Mustang Mach-E make sure to find the best insurance

But the Mustang Mach-E—like many of its other all-electric cohorts—can be expensive to insure. The average annual
cost to insure
a Ford Mustang Mach-E Select is $4,010, which is $1,398 higher than the average annual cost to insure a Ford.
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