Ford is on a roll especially when it comes to its newly introduced Mustang Mach-E model. While the Electric Vehicle (EV) crossover isn’t yet available in the Philippines, over in other markets, it’s proving to be a hit. The EV is so popular in fact that the Blue Oval has started building more units of the Mach-E compared to its iconic gasoline-powered muscle car counterpart the Ford Mustang.
According to reports by Automotive News, the American Brand has built over 27,816 Mustang Mach-E models in its plan in Mexico for 2021, while the automaker has only built 26,089 units of the regular gas-powered Mustang within the same period. This indicates that even if the electric crossover was released last year, it’s already capable of outselling a much more established nameplate within the same brand. With the popularity of the Mach-E, it looks like Ford will be on track to achieving its goal of turning 40% of its global sales into electric vehicles by 2030.
Mach-E has been much stronger than we expected, so we’ve totally run out of stock. Mach-E is going global as we speak, but in the U.S. the wait for a Mach-E “is months.
With the popularity of the Mustang Mach-E steadily increasing, does this mean it’s the start of the end for the gasoline-powered Mustang? Not necessarily, as Ford has prioritized the production of the electric crossover along with its stablemate the Bronco as these two are the newest models to come from the automaker. Aside from this, the global chip shortage has also had an impact on the production of the regular Ford Mustang.
Given the rise in popularity of the Mustang Mach-E, this is a good indicator of how the world and the automotive market are slowly accepting and adopting EV technology. More and more automakers are releasing EVs along with hybrid models to warm up buyers to the idea of electrified means of transportation for a much cleaner and greener future.