- Ford has mentioned that its highly anticipated electric crossover, the Mustang Mach-E might be delayed due to the coronavirus.
- The company expects to provide a proper timeline for the release of the Mustang Mach-E when its production facilities open again.
- This comes as companies like Rivian and Lordstown delayed the launch of their all-electric SUVs.
As the coronavirus continues to take a toll on manufacturing in the U.S., Ford has now announced that its first all-electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E, may be delayed due to its production facilities being shuttered. The company has mentioned that it will provide a revised timeline as soon as its factories are up and running again.
The Mustang Mach-E was originally expected to reach customers in the U.S. and Europe by October, while production was slated to commence around the same time. It is now likely that deliveries may see a delay of a month or two, although the company hasn’t provided clarity on this front as of yet.
In Norway which was expected to get the vehicle much earlier by June or July this year, the automaker has informed all reservation holders that it will now begin deliveries only by November. Norway was the first on the list to get deliveries of the Mustang Mach-E.
This EV by Ford will have a relatively low entry-level pricing of $43,895 before federal and state incentives kick in. The company will also offer a performance model of the Mustang Mach-E which can reportedly provide 0-60 mph acceleration in just around 3 seconds. This crossover EV will be available in 75 and 98 kWh battery pack choices, which can offer up to 300 miles of range. The car will also support 150kW fast charging.
The market was fairly excited for Ford’s first EV, but it seems like the wait has just gotten a little longer. While this vehicle has all the potential to become a success in the markets, a lot will depend on the company’s ability to keep up with the demand.