Demand for Mustang Mach-E electric SUV is so strong that Ford may not take your order
Earlier this month, Ford unexpectedly stopped taking orders for two particularly popular versions of the Ford Ranger Ford Mustang Mach-E—Premium Road and California 1.
That results in a price gap of more than $18,000 between the base choice, which is offered only with the base 70 kwh Standard Range battery pack, and the top-spec GT, with all-wheel drive and 91 kwh included.
Ford confirmed Green car report it’s simply a matter of supply and demand, and wait for the new model year — or see what the dealer has in stock. The official Mach-E website warns: “Due to high demand, the 2022 Premium and California Route 1 models are not available to order. Extremely limited inventory available at select dealers. ”
“Customers can work with their dealers to purchase a Mach-E from stock,” said Ford spokeswoman Emma Bergg. “Given unprecedented demand for these models, we are building on existing customer orders for Premium and California Route 1 models.”
Ford Mustang Mach-E Orders Up to 28 Weeks, Limited Quantity (March 2022)
Ford closed order banks for those two midsize models on February 25, while retail orders remained open for other versions. The wait for new orders is now over 20 weeks for the Select and over 28 weeks for the GT — so it’s partly acknowledging that orders won’t be filled until the 2023 model year.
As with the 2022 lineup, that Base Select model costs $44,995 (including the $1,100 destination fee). The very limited lineup still offers customers an option to get all-wheel drive without switching to GT: The Select AWD with Standard Range batteries, for $47,695.
Also, the only two models left in the 2022 lineup are the GT AWD Extended Range, which starts at $63,095, and the GT AWD Extended Range Performance Edition, which starts at $69,095. Two models that offer more choice in between — $50,200 Premium and $53,875 — have been dropped from the list.
Performance Ford Mustang Mach-E GT 2021
That said, the Mustang Mach-E is a success. Ford is on its way tripled its Mach-E outputbuilt in Cuautitlan, Mexico, with the goal of reaching more than 200,000 units annually for North America and Europe by 2023. The number is tripled achieved from the original production target only 50,000 units a year, and Ford is said to have chosen to delay the next-generation versions of the Explorer and Aviator SUV to get there.
Under the direction of CEO Jim Farley, Ford will continue to provide incremental hardware updates Mach-E and won’t wait until the industry-standard mid-cycle refresh. It plans to roll out some of these improvements through Update software online.