It’s been roughly two months since the Ford Mustang Mach-E premiered at last year’s LA Auto Show and while its reception was somewhat controversial, the car manufacturer appears to have received as many as 32,000 customer reservations for the all-electric crossover at $500 a pop.
According to a user over at the Mach E Club forum, those placing reservations for the Mustang Mach-E are receiving reservation numbers in the mid-30,000s. A lack of customer reservations numbered between 1 and 4,000 has led the forum user to speculate the first 4,000-odd Mach-Es produced will be dealer demonstrators and vehicles used by Ford for other purposes.
It is also understood that the reservation numbers compiled come from various international markets and not just the United States. Ford has previously indicated it would aim to build 50,000 models in the first year of production so if it receives approximately 14,000 additional reservations, the EV could effectively be sold out for its first year of production.
Of course, there is a difference between placing a reservation for the Mach-E and actually buying one and it’s inevitable that some shoppers with reservations won’t pull the trigger and actually buy a Mach-E. The cancellation rate for the Tesla Model 3 is thought to be between 12 per cent and 23 per cent and if Ford experiences a similar rate, then it may end up selling between 24,640 and 28,160 Mach-Es of the 32,000 that are currently reserved.
Carscoops has reached out to Ford to see if these figures are accurate.
No less than five Ford Mustang Mach-E variants will be produced, ranging from the entry-level Select grade starting at $43,895 before tax credits and topping out at $60,500 for the high-performance Mach-E GT. The first customer deliveries are expected late this year.