- ford said customers can no longer order the 2022 ford mustang mach-e in two trims for 2022: the premium and california route 1.
- ford says the change is a result of high demand, as it works to fulfill existing customer orders for 2022.
- the premium and california route 1 sit above the base select and below the high-performance gt in the mach-e lineup.
demand for electric cars is beginning to rise steadily, with ford shifting more than 27,000 units of its mustang mach-e electric crossover last year. the mach-e, which won our 2021 ev of the year award, has had a solid sales start to 2022, but if you still want to put in an order for a new 2022 mach-e, your options are going to be more limited. late last week, a message appeared on ford's consumer site saying that "due to high demand, 2022 premium and california route 1 models are not available for order," although there's "extremely limited inventory available at select dealers."
ford confirmed the change in a statement to car and driver, explaining that "we have seen unprecedented demand and are focused on building existing customer orders for premium and california route 1 mustang mach-e models." ford said customers can either try to find one of those trims at a dealer or, alternatively, they can order either the base select model or the high-performance gt instead.
the premium and california route 1 slot in between the select and gt models, with the premium starting at $50,200 and california route 1 pricing opening at $53,875. the premium can be had with both the standard range 68.0-kwh battery or the 88.0-kwh pack, while the route 1 focuses on range, exclusively using the big battery and eking out a few more miles than the extended range premium models. this also means the premium gets more standard equipment, including the upgraded nine-speaker bang & olufsen sound system and power liftgate. now 2022 mach-e orders are limited to the $44,995 select or the $63,095 gt. the premium and california route 1 will become available to order again for the 2023 model year, ford says, with details to come at a later date.