Ford delays Explorer and Lincoln Aviator EVs to instead double Mach-E production by 2023

Ford appears to have severely underestimated the demand for electric vehicles (EVs). After halting pre-orders for the F-150 Lightning as demand is outpacing their production capacity, the automaker is facing a similar problem with the Mustang Mach-E.

That’s according to CEO Jim Farley, who said on Friday they can’t produce enough cars to meet the growing demand for electric SUV.

As a result, the company is tripling their Mach-E production to 200,000 units per year for North America and Europe.

In his tweet, Farley said they plan to do that by 2023.

Unfortunately, the change in plans has resulted in a delay for the electric version of the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator.

According to a company memo obtained by Automotive News, Ford has notified its suppliers that electric versions of the Explorer and Aviator have been delayed until at least December 2024.

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