Explorer/Aviator EVs make way for more Ford Mustang Mach-Es

Their production will be delayed/relocated so Mexico plant can pump out Mach-Es

Automotive News reported on Friday that Ford has actually postponed manufacturing of battery electric versions of the Ford Traveler and also Lincoln Pilot. It no more intends to develop them in Cuautitlan, Mexico, to ensure that it can vastly enhance production of the Mustang Mach-E at that plant.

AN obtained its hands on a Ford memo to vendors telling them that the Explorer/Aviator EVs would be postponed 18 months while it transfers production. They were intended to begin rolling off the line in Mexico in mid-2023, but manufacturing has currently been pushed off to December 2024– location TBD.

The United States And Canada COO Lisa Drake stated Ford currently will commit the whole Cuautitlan plant to the in-demand, and so still somewhat hard to come by, Mach-E– and plans to crank out 200,000 of them each year by 2023. Ford recently improved the price of the crossover by $1,000-$2,000.

For comparison, Ford had anticipated to market 60,000 Mach-Es around the world in 2022. Sales so far in 2021 were about 25,000.

CEO Jim Farley just recently informed AN that Ford will double its global EV production capability to 600,000 vehicles each year over the next 2 years.