The COVID-19 pandemic is delaying deliveries to November 2020

Ford just entered the all-electric car market with the Mustang Mach-E,, but deliveries have been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the company’s efforts to keep the Mach-E on track, it seems that the first units will reach customers a few months later than planned.

Ford’s plants have been shut down

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The outbreak of the novel coronavirus forced automakers to close their plants back in March. Production is expected to restart in early May, but the break will cause significant delays, especially when it comes to brand-new vehicles like the Mustang Mach-E. Ford plans to reopen its European factories on May 4, while the U.S. plans will also resume activity later next month. But it seems that deliveries of the Mustang Mach-E won’t start until the fourth quarter of 2020, while U.S. customers might not get the electric crossover until early 2021.

Don’t expect your Ford Mustang Mach-E until November 2020

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Word has it that the first Mustang Mach-Es won’t reach customers until November 2020. Deliveries in Europe were originally scheduled to begin this summer, but enthusiasts on various Mustang Mach-E forums claims that they’ve been informed about delays by their dealers. Specifically, Norwegian reservation holders from the MacEForum and the Mach-E Club forum were told that their scheduled summer deliveries would be delayed until November. Ford has yet to confirm the information, but it all makes sense since restarting a factory is rather complication during a pandemic.

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There’s no word as to when the Mustang Mach-E will arrive in the U.S., but it’s going to happen a bit later than in Europe. This means that North American deliveries could be postponed until at least December 2020. However, if things don’t go as planned and the pandemic returns, the Mustang Mach-E might not become available in the U.S. until early 2021.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is FoMoCo’s first standalone all-electric model

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Introduced in November 2019, the Mustang Mach-E is an all-electric crossover that will be offered in various drivetrain configurations. Output will vary from 255 horsepower in the standard model to 459 horses in the range-topping GT version. The latter will be the quickest with a 0 to 60 mph sprint in the mid-three-second range. Range will start from 210 miles in the entry-level model and will go up to around 300 miles in the most efficient version of the SUV. As for pricing, the base model will come in at $43,895, while the GT will fetch $60,500.

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Ford Mach-E Performance
Battery Type Drive Type Performance Horsepower and torque
Select Standard Range Rear-Wheel Drive 255 HP / 306 LB-FT
Select Standard Range All-Wheel Drive 255 HP / 417 LB-FT
Premium Standard Range Rear-Wheel Drive 255 HP / 306 LB-FT
Premium Standard Range All-Wheel Drive 255 HP / 417 LB-FT
Premium Extended Range Rear-Wheel Drive 282 HP / 306 LB-FT
Premium Extended Range All-Wheel Drive 332 HP / 417 LB-FT
First Edition Extended Range All-Wheel Drive 332 HP / 417 LB-FT
California Route 1 Extended Range Rear-Wheel Drive 282 HP / 306 LB-FT
GT Performance Extended Range All-Wheel Drive 459 HP / 612 LB-FT

Source: Ford Authority

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