- Ford sold almost as many electric Mustangs as gas-powered ones in November.
- People bought just over 3,000 electric Mustang Mach-E SUVs last month.
- The Mustang Mach-E, Ford’s first modern EV, has shown strong demand throughout 2021.
Ford launched its first modern electric car, the Mustang Mach-E SUV, just last year, and it’s already a hit. It’s even matching sales of the iconic Mustang sports car — at least during some months.
In November, almost half of the Mustangs Ford sold to US customers were of the battery-powered variety, the company said Thursday. All told, the Blue Oval shipped out 6,797 Mustangs, 3,088 of which were the Mach-E SUV.
It was a particularly strong month for the Mach-E, with sales rising more than 8% over October’s figures. It was a weaker month for the regular Mustang, which notched 8,000 sales back in April. During one month this year, June, a few hundred more people bought Mach-E SUVs than gas-fueled Mustangs.
Year-to-date, the gas-powered Mustang is still beating out the Mach-E two-to-one. But that could very well change in coming years as electric cars hit the mainstream and more people understand how much fun they can be to drive.
After all, the sportier Mustang Mach-E GT Performance promises to hit 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds — and, remember, it’s an SUV that can accommodate five people and all their stuff. You’d be hard-pressed to do that in a standard ‘Stang.