Ford may not be offering the all-electric Mustang Mach-E in the Philippines, but it's proving to be a hot-selling model everywhere else in the world. To give you an idea of how popular the electric crossover is, it seems Ford is building more units of it compared to the actual gasoline-powered Mustang pony car.
According to a report by Automotive News, Ford built 27,816 electric Mustang Mach-E models at its plant in Mexico this year. In comparison, 26,089 units of the gasoline-powered Mustang were built in the same period. Considering the EV was only launched last year, it has been a surprisingly strong seller for Ford. More importantly, the Mach-E plays a big role in Ford's plan to turn 40% of their global sales into electric cars 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,” said Ford CEO Jim Farley, per Automotive News.
So does this mean we will be saying goodbye to the gasoline-powered Mustang soon? No, not really. For starters, Ford prioritized the production of the Mach-E since it is one of the newest models in the lineup along with the Bronco. At the same time, the global chip shortage has heavily impacted the production of the gasoline-powered Mustang.
Ultimately, it does indicate how the world is already accepting and adopting EVs such as the Mustang Mach-E. Over in Norway, Ford's electric crossover was even the best-selling model last month, beating the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. For reference, Norway is one of the hottest markets for battery electric vehicles as 60% of all new car sales are EVs.
So far, Ford Philippines has no electric or hybrid model in its lineup. But with the Mach-E, they could build on the Mustang name and possibly put up a fight with the Nissan Note and Toyota's hybrid lineup.