Ford Starts Mustang Mach-E Deliveries in China

Ford has officially started delivering locally-assembled Mustang Mach-E vehicles to customers in China, with a delivery ceremony taking place in Shanghai Hongqiao Tiandi on Sunday — reports Chinese electric vehicle (EV) publication 42HOW (@42how_).

The Made in China (MIC) Mustang Mach-E is being produced at a manufacturing plant in Chongqing by Changan Ford, a joint venture of Ford Motor Co. and China’s Changan Automobile.

The Mustang Mach-E has seen unprecedented demand across the globe, so much so that Ford has delayed a couple of other models to divert resources and capacity to Mach-E production.

The all-electric crossover was named ‘EV of the Year’ by automotive publication Car and Driver earlier this year, and even made the news for outrunning explosives in China.

The Mustang Mach-E is a direct competitor to the Tesla Model Y, which regularly tops high-end SUV sales in China and has even caused registration lineups in the past. Tesla launched the Performance trim of the Model Y in China just last month, and the entry-level trim is sold out in the region until early 2022.

Ford is an entire year later to launch an electric crossover in China as compared to Tesla, which launched its MIC Model Y late last year, but veteran automaker’s Mach-E sales from other regions so far definitely show some promise.