Ford has announced a significant increase in production of its all-electric Mustang Mach-E. By 2023, Ford aims to achieve an annual output of more than 200,000 examples of the electric car, which would be three times the number produced in 2021.
Ford CEO Jim Farley made the announcement on Twitter. "It's difficult to build the Mustang Mach-E that fast to meet the incredible demand, but we'll certainly try," Farley wrote, citing a production target of "200,000+ units" for 2023 - mind you, only for North America and Europe, meaning production from the Cuautitlan plant in Mexico. For China, the Mustang Mach-E will be built locally with joint venture partner Changan, so those vehicles are not affected by Farley's statements.
In order to create the capacity in Cuautitlan for these increased numbers, Ford will apparently have to adjust the production planning for the Mexican plant. According to information from "Automotive News", the US manufacturer apparently wants to withdraw the planned production of two E-SUV series from Mexico. The all-electric Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator are to be built at another location yet to be determined - and significantly later than originally planned: from the end of 2024 instead of mid-2023.