Ford has stopped accepting US orders for the Mustang Mach-E
Ford has put an order freeze on all variants of the current model year of its all-electric Mustang Mach-E in the US – due to high demand, according to the manufacturer’s website.
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As Ford writes in the note on the model website, the current model year is no longer available for retail order. “Limited inventory may be available at select dealers. Contact your dealer for more information,” it says. However, Ford did not give exact figures on the existing order volume.
Ford stopped accepting orders for the Mach-E Premium and California Route 1 models as early as March, as Electrek now writes. The portal suspects that dealers now want to offer the existing vehicles at inflated prices – a practice that was already a thorn in Ford’s side with the F-150 Lightning.
In Europe, the Mustang Mach-E can still be ordered for the time being – however, there has recently been a sharp price increase. On Ford’s UK website, for example, the configurators for the Mustang Mach-E are still open.
Ford was already aware of the high demand: In mid-December, the carmaker had announced that it would triple production of the Mustang Mach-E to meet demand. However, in times of volatile supply chains, this is not possible at the desired pace – according to the new plans, “200,000+ units” are to be built in 2023. According to reports, Ford even has to adjust the production planning for the Mexican plant – two planned electric SUV series are to be built in another plant in order to create capacity for the Mustang Mach-E in Cuautitlan.
Update 26 August 2022
Ford is reopening U.S. order banks on Tuesday for the Mustang Mach-E with updated prices and features. As the company writes, prices for the 2023 Mustang Mach-E are between $2,600 and about $8,000 higher than the 2022 version, depending on the version “due to significant material cost increases, continued strain on key supply chains, and rapidly evolving market conditions”. The higher prices will go into effect for new orders placed starting Tuesday.
In terms of technical improvements, Ford explains that the new extended range battery is capable of a targeted EPA-estimated range of 290 miles on all-wheel-drive models, up 13 miles from the previous version. “Adding Ford Co-Pilot360 Driver Assist Technology to the entire Mustang Mach-E line up gives more customers access to services like BlueCruise hands-free driving and future ADAS services through Ford Power-Up software updates,”” Marin Gjaja, chief customer officer, Model e, said. “We’re sharing these changes ahead of re-opening order banks on Tuesday so customers can understand the feature and pricing adjustments around ordering a Mustang Mach-E.”