Opportunities to order the 2022 Mustang Mach-E evaporated this week as Ford Motor Co. closed the order bank because the automaker couldn’t keep up with demand.
Ongoing parts shortages have disrupted production and sales. In February, a shortage of semiconductors led to production shutdowns. In March, Ford stopped taking orders for the Premium and California Route 1 versions of the Mach-E.
There are now no more 2022 Mach-E models that will be available to order, as noted on the Ford Mustang Mach-E website this month and first reported by Electrek, an electric transport news website.
On Tuesday, Deutsche Bank’s research note to investors highlighted this issue.
“Long term, the automaker will be looking to double its installed capacity for EVs by 2023 to ensure it can meet demand going forward,” a Deutsche Bank note said.
Emma Bergg, a spokeswoman for Ford, told the Free Press on Tuesday: “Due to unprecedented demand, the retail orders bank is closed for MY22 (Model Year 2022) in the US. We will continue to sell the limited number of units remaining out of stock. dealer. We will communicate the order details for MY23 (Model Year 2023) as soon as they become available.”
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Ford plans to use the entire Cuautitlan Stamping and Assembly Plant in Mexico for the Mustang Mach-E and will ramp up production starting this year. The automaker hopes to reach 200,000 units per year by 2023, he stressed. Initially, Ford planned to add another electric vehicle to the factory and that plan has been revised.
Manufacturing of the 2023 vehicles will begin in the fall of 2022 and deliveries will begin in early 2023, Bergg said.
Ford builds the Mach-E in Mexico for customers in global markets outside of China. North America and Europe. It only started building and shipping the Mach-E in China in late 2021 to meet strong consumer demand.
In 2021, Ford sold 27,140 Mustang Mach-E SUVs. It sold another 6,734 in 2022 through March in the US, according to Erich Merkle, Ford US sales analyst.
Penske and Frito-Lay order E-Transit
Meanwhile, orders for the new all-electric Ford E-Transit cargo van continued to pour in.
Penske Automotive announced Monday that it has placed an order to purchase 750 electric cargo vans, which will be seen in Southern California first in the coming weeks.
“The order is the latest in a growing list of commercial customers buying new vehicles, including FedEx, UPS, Walmart and DHL,” Deutsche Bank said Tuesday.
Ford said in January that it had placed more than 10,000 orders for the vehicle, including 1,100 from Walmart. The vehicles, built at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri, began shipping in February.
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Also Monday, Frito-Lay announced the purchase of a “fleet” of E-Transit vans to service the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The first vehicles are scheduled to arrive on Earth Day, April 22, with 40 deliveries delayed this summer, Frito-Lay said in a news release.
“Frito-Lay has achieved 100% renewable electricity to all US factories, offices and distribution centers. In addition, all US Frito-Lay manufacturing sites use LED lighting.”
The company, like many companies globally, is working to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with a goal of zero emissions by 2040.
“Frito-Lay recognizes our opportunity to leverage our size and scale to advance technology across our supply chain while reducing environmental impact as we move our products more sustainably,” David Allen, vice president of sustainability, PepsiCo Foods North America, said in a statement. news release.
The Ford E-Transit van is “one of the many ways we support our local communities and are committed to improving air quality and reducing Frito-Lay’s absolute greenhouse gas emissions,” he said.
As part of a global enterprise trend, Frito-Lay works to make, move and sell products more sustainably. Changes include compostable packaging initiatives and sharing sustainable farming practices with farmers as well as switching from gasoline-powered vehicles to electric batteries.
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