Coronavirus forces Ford to delay Mach-E build dates and postpone deliveries to November

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Earlier this year we learnt that Ford was planning on releasing their first electric vehicle (EV), the Mustang Mach-E, simultaneously in both the US and Europe later this year.

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It appears now that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has forced automakers to shut down their factories, has also led Ford to change lanes and delay production and postpone deliveries, according to an email sent by Ford Norway to reservation holders.

The email, first posted to the MachE Club forum, explains that due to the COVID-19 situation, Ford has postponed the dates when reservation holders would have been able to confirm their builds to the end of June or July. It was originally believed, but never confirmed, to be originally scheduled for early May.

The email also explains that the ongoing situation has also led to deliveries being postponed until November.

Ford Mach E email delay
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Here is the email translated by Google.

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Update on Mustang Mach – E.

As you know, Mustang Mach – E offers very good range for the various configurations, and soon your own Mach – E is within reach too! Despite the challenging situation around the corona virus (covid – 19), we are now in full production planning and deliveries are scheduled to start in November 2020. To ensure the earliest possible delivery of your car, we recommend that you do not make changes to your pre-order, as this may result in some later production. If you still want to make changes, contact Ford customer service.

Final type-approval data and thus also final prices have been somewhat postponed as a consequence of covid – 19. As it looks now we expect this in place at the end of June / July, at this time you will also be asked to finally confirm your order, as well as have the opportunity to order accessories and apply for financing. We emphasize that you can safely keep your pre-order – you can cancel this free of charge at any time until you confirm your order.

Ford unveiled the Mach-E late last year, but not before images and spec of the EV were leaked online days before the event. The EV was well received, attracting more than 50,000 reservations soon after the unveiling.

Canadians prices for the Mustang Mach-E are in the range of $50,495CDN for the lowest ‘Select’ model, to $71,995CDN for the now sold-out 1st Edition.

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