Ford began increasing production of the Mustang Mach-E this past week. Changes at the Cuautitlán Assembly Plant in Izcalli, Mexico will allow Ford to nearly double its hourly production and bring its annual manufacturing run rate to a targeted 210,000 units by year’s end.
Ford maintains that production of the F-150 Lightning at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Michigan is on track to triple this year, targeting an annual production run rate of 150,000 by the end of 2023. Ford said F-150 Lightning production will resume March 13.
The F-150 Lightning, the best-selling electric pickup truck in the U.S., had sales of 3,600 through February of this year, in addition to the 15,617 sales recorded in 2022. Overall, for the F-150 Lightning production increase, Ford is investing $2 billion across three plants in Michigan and adding 3,200 union jobs.
Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant will add a third crew in April to increase production of the commercial E-Transit vans.
Ford is North America’s best selling overall brand as well as the top truck manufacturer and SUV brand. Ford was topped only by Tesla in U.S. EV sales in 2022.
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