Ford plans to extend manufacturing of the all-electric Mustang Mach E subsequent 12 months with the aim of tripling its present capability by 2023 to fulfill “unimaginable demand,” CEO Jim Farley tweeted late Friday.
That is the primary time the automaker has offered particular outlook for the Mustang Mach E.
Ford mentioned in November that it could enhance its manufacturing capability of electrical automobiles to 600,000 items globally by 2023 — a aim that may be unfold throughout the Mustang Mach E, F-150 Lightning and industrial E-transit vans. If Ford hits that 600,000 determine it could double the quantity it had anticipated to provide over the following two years.
The tweet from Farley reads: “It’s arduous to provide Mustang Mach Es quick sufficient to fulfill the unimaginable demand, however we’re positive going to strive. So beginning in 2022 we’re rising manufacturing and count on to succeed in 200,000+ items per 12 months for North America and Europe by 2023. That’s 3X our 2021 output.”
Ford confirmed to TechCrunch that it is going to be in a position to enhance manufacturing capability of the Mustang Mach E by constructing a number of the automobiles at its manufacturing unit in Cuautitlan, Mexico.
The tweet got here the identical day that Automotive Information reported Ford was delaying the beginning of manufacturing of battery-electric variations of the Explorer and Lincoln Aviator crossovers by about 18 months, in line with memos despatched to suppliers and seen by Automotive Information. The EV variations of the Explorer and Aviator had been purported to be assembled at its Cuautitlan, Mexico manufacturing unit.
Ford has beforehand mentioned it anticipated gross sales to be round 50,000 Mustang Mach E automobiles for the primary 12 months of manufacturing (MY 2021) in North America and Europe. Ford has bought 15,602 Mach Es in Europe by means of the top of the third quarter and 24,791 by means of finish of November within the U.S., in line with the corporate’s newest gross sales information. At 40,393 automobiles so far, the corporate ought to hit its 50,000 gross sales aim.