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Ford follows Tesla’s lead and reduces the price of its electric Mustang Mach-E

Orders made between Jan. 30 and April 3, will receive a Ford Credit that will provide special rates for the Mustang Mach-E.

Ford Motor is ramping up production and lowering pricing for its electric Mustang Mach-E crossover, just weeks after Tesla revealed similar plans for its EVs.

Depending on the model, the automaker said it will reduce the cost of the Mach-E, which is comparable to Telsa’s model Y, by an average of $4,500. Compared to Tesla’s price discounts of up to $13,000 on its model Y, the reductions vary from $600 to $5,900.

Despite worries that the move might reduce some profits, Wall Street analysts and investors generally praised Tesla’s price reductions as a method to boost demand and expand sales. Additionally, analysts anticipated that Tesla’s price reductions would put pressure on other automakers to do the same.

According to Marin Gjaja, chief customer officer of Ford’s electric vehicle division, the price cuts in Ford’s scenario, depending on the trim, will prevent all Mach-E vehicles from being profitable on a per-unit basis. However, Gjaja expects Mach-E production to expand from 78,000 to 130,000 automobiles per year.

“We are responding to changes in the marketplace,” Gjaja said during a media event, referring to new federal EV incentives and Tesla’s price cuts. “We are being forced to adapt as we look and want to remain competitive in the marketplace.”

Ford anticipates that cost reductions brought on by increased output and lower commodity costs will partially offset the profit decline. Starting prices for the Mach-E will now fall between $46,000 and $64,00. Whereas, the base price of the Tesla Model Y is between $53,500 and $57,000, without any options.

Ford stated that current Mustang Mach-E customers who are awaiting delivery of their vehicle will immediately receive the reduced pricing. The company claimed that Ford will get in touch with a “private offer” for consumers who purchased one of the cars after Jan. 1 and who have already received their Mustang Mach-E. 

In addition to the new pricing, Ford Credit will provide special rates for Mustang Mach-E vehicles ordered between January 30 and April 3 that start as low as 5.34%.

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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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