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Ford Mustang Mach-E Outsells Ford Mustang Gasmobile!

I’m sure that I asked at some point when the Ford Mustang Mach-E would start outselling the conventional, old-school Ford Mustang, which is actually a fairly high seller among cars. Well, June already got us there. We’ll see how the rest of the year goes, but here are the uplifting numbers from June:

  • Ford Mustang Mach-E — 2,465 sales
  • Ford Mustang — 2,240 sales

Another interesting stat is that the conventional Mustang’s sales in June 2020 totaled 4,522. Is the Mustang Mach-E actually “stealing” sales from the conventional Mustang? One has to wonder.

Image by Zach Shahan, CleanTechnica.

As far as 2021 sales (first half of year), the Mustang Mach-E has a long ways to go to catch up, as the current score is 12,975 for the Mach-E versus 31,950 for the conventional Mustang. Furthermore, from that angle, conventional Mustang sales in 2021 are only down a little compared to 2020, when they were 33,786.

The problem is that even if you extend this 2,465 June sales out 12 months, that’s just 29,580 sales in a year. … Yikes. Say that Ford sells another 70,000 in Europe, a much hotter EV market. That would get us to 100,000.

Yes, that doesn’t compare to the Model 3 and Model Y, which are now averaging 100,000 sales a quarter each and seem to easily be approaching half a million sales a year each (once Giga Berlin production gets rolling), but if you look at the world’s top sellers so far in 2021, that would easily make the Mustang Mach-E a top 10 best seller. Aside from those two Teslas and the shockbuster Wuling Mini EV, no other electric vehicle is certain to pass 100,000 sales in a year. The Volkswagen ID.4 looks likely to, though. Incidentally, the Mustang Mach-E was a 2021 CleanTechnica Car of the Year nominee and the Volkswagen ID.4 was the 2021 CleanTechnica Car of the Year winner.

What do you think of the Mustang Mach-E’s potential?

I certainly love the Mustang Mach-E. Not enough to buy it over a Tesla, but enough that I can wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who is considering it and enough that I’d have one in my garage if I was a billionaire. For more insight into the Mustang Mach-E, see some of our review articles on it:

  1. Ford Mustang Mach-E — 1st Impressions
  2. Ford Mustang Mach-E — 1st Impressions, Take Two!
  3. Ford Mustang Mach-E 1st Drive Review, Take 3! It’s Not A Tesla, & That’s Good
  4. Ford Rises To The Occasion: My Review Of The Mustang Mach-E
 
 
 
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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA], NIO [NIO], Xpeng [XPEV], Ford [F], ChargePoint [CHPT], Amazon [AMZN], Piedmont Lithium [PLL], Lithium Americas [LAC], Albemarle Corporation [ALB], Nouveau Monde Graphite [NMGRF], Talon Metals [TLOFF], Arclight Clean Transition Corp [ACTC], and Starbucks [SBUX]. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort.

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