Guests try the Ford Mustang Mach-E electrical automobile displayed at a launch occasion on April 13, 2021 in Shanghai, China.
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DETROIT — Ford Motor is growing the beginning costs of its electrical Mustang Mach-E crossover by greater than $8,000 for some fashions, because it reopens order banks for the 2023 mannequin yr.
The corporate mentioned Thursday that the markups — between $3,000 and $8,475 relying on mannequin and battery — are attributable to “important materials price will increase, continued stress on key provide chains and quickly evolving market situations.”
Mach-E is the newest electrical automobile to expertise a worth hike, as uncooked materials prices for batteries for electrical autos greater than doubled in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
Beginning costs for the 2023 Mustang Mach-E will now vary from about $47,000 to $70,000, up from round $44,000 to $62,000 for the 2022 mannequin yr. Costs don’t embody taxes and transport/supply prices.
Ford earlier this month raised the beginning costs for its electrical F-150 Lightning pickup to between $6,000 and $8,500, relying on the mannequin. The automaker cited related causes for these will increase, significantly these associated to uncooked supplies resembling lithium, cobalt and nickel which might be utilized in batteries for autos.
Different automakers, together with Common Motors, Rivian, Lucid and Tesla, additionally considerably elevated the costs of their newest electrical autos.
Along with the brand new pricing, Ford mentioned it has modified choices and elevated capabilities for some Mach-E fashions. That is growing the transport payment on the Mach-E from $200 to $1,300 on all fashions.
Ford mentioned the upper costs can be in impact for brand spanking new orders beginning Tuesday, when order banks reopen.
The corporate mentioned prospects who’ve present, unscheduled 2022 mannequin yr orders will obtain a “non-public provide” to transform to a 2023 mannequin yr automobile. It is not instantly clear what worth these prospects shall be provided.