- Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Bronco pickup truck could have been delayed as per a new report.
- However, a spokesperson for Ford has said that the Mach-E crossover EV will be delivered to the U.S. customers by the end of 2020.
- Ford will restart production and assembly at its facilities starting May 18 amidst reporting a quarterly loss of $5 billion.
Following Ford announcing the delay of the F-150 pickup last week, a new report today mentions that the Mustang Mach-E, as well as the Ford Bronco pickup, have been delayed by the company. The company has placed the blame on the coronavirus as companies were unable to function with states announcing shelter in place restrictions.
States like California recently permitted auto manufacturers to function within the state, following a prolonged dispute with tesla CEO Elon Musk, which was subsequently backed up by a wave of support. Tesla subsequently began production at its Fremont facility, which was said to be against the rules of Alameda County.
As for Ford, the delay in the Mustang Mach-E is certainly disappointing as it was contending to be one of the best fully electric performance crossovers. As per Bloomberg, Ford is reporting a quarterly loss of $5 billion. At a Bank of America analysts conference, Ford’s Head of Product Development, Hau Thai-Tang, reportedly said that the primary objective during the crisis was to save money, adding that the company won’t “do any additional delay to these launches beyond the impact of Covid-19.”
Ford will reportedly begin working at its factories on May 18, while a spokesperson for the company has mentioned that the company will deliver the Mustang Mach-E to U.S. customers by “late” this year. The Mustang Mach-E will likely be compared with the tesla model y when it hits the markets, and it will be interesting to see how the two perform side-by-side.
Ford recently mentioned that it has upgraded the charging capacity of the Mustang Mach-E by 30%. This should give it a significant advantage among the competition where fast charging options are few and far between.