This is a pretty new area for the industry in terms of the online ordering, but on all models the order bank opens before production. In theory there are people waiting for their 2021 EcoSports too (though I doubt many). The EV world does seem to put an awful lot of emphasis on getting people...
Technically they "belong" to the dealers who have already paid for them, but I disagree that we are not entitled to a detailed explanation after a 14 month wait for the cars only to have our already built and shipped cars delayed again.
This is a very good positive. :)
I'm looking forward to taking my Mach-E on a great many trips to see friends that I've missed for nearly a year now, as soon as I can get the vaccine as well (even though for me I don't expect it till fall).
Honestly the only thing the Y offers vs the Mach-E at the SR RWD price that would tempt me would be the active en-route battery warmup, but as soon as Mach-E OTAs that feature (I hope it's 1st on their OTA list), that advantage goes away.
So that Vehicle Visibility screenshot is wrong and they used the word "stopship" to mean something other than "stop ship", or you're saying @machefan photoshopped his post? I'm not making any claims here, I'm just trying to reconcile this statement that there is no stop ship with evidence on the...
No, my comments are absolutely not attempting to insinuate that. I'm stating factually that there is *a* stop ship on *some* Mach-Es, which is why Ford's statement is borderline lying, and that bothers me. I want 100% transparency as to why my car stopped shipping, kinda like a... "stop ship"...
A stop ship can be issued 1 single VIN, or it can be issued for every vehicle in the vehicle line, just like recalls can be for 1 car or a million. There is *a* stop ship out there for *some* Mach-Es, we've seen documentation on this thread.
It's nonsense, as we know there is a Stop Ship, because the dealer internal systems show "on Stopship" and some have been shared with owners and posted on here. We have owners who can prove their vehicle is "On Stopship." I hope they're not trying to spin this so hard that they end up lying...
But it does though.
5YJ = Tesla Motors, Inc.
Y = Model Y
G = MPV
D = 2 Row
E = Electric Fuel
D = Single Motor (Model Y)
X = Check Digit
M = 2021MY
So that is a Standard Range RWD Y, because that's the only way to get a Single Motor VIN.
Have we seen that the AC plug locks to the car in any review? The owners manual only refers to the vehicle locking the plug during DC charging, making me think the locking pin is not used during AC charging.
Yup. Those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Should have taken the high road then, should do so now and give us more than that PR blurb.
I'm still excited for the car, I just want the full truth so I can make a decision with all the data.
"hasn't been getting good charges in the colder weather"
Do you know what he meant by that? It's looking more and more like the Mach-E does not have battery preconditioning in advance of fast charging in cold weather, as TFL's video showed. That might be a not "good" charge given that it will...
I would say that's the same take.
I want to know *what* the issue is, was, or was suspected to be, before take my Mach-E home.
And if it was serious, I want to know so I can order a different Mach-E to replace the one that had the issue.
I think we deserve more than that PR-speak statement...
"Something happened that alarmed us, but we're not going to tell you what, but here's some corporate speak." - Ford, basically
I'd be far more comfortable with a technical explanation from an engineer than a statement from PR at this point. This car will be the most expensive thing I've ever...
I doubt they'll go through the customs paperwork to re-export the car back to Mexico and then re-re-export it back to the United States. Not to mention there's potentially tariffs each way under USMCA (we don't know if the Mach-E is "American enough" under the new local value rules).
Well yup, that confirms there's a Stop Ship on these units. Even if they had made it to the dealer, they can't sell a vehicle that's on Stop Ship until the repair has been made and closed out in their system.
So they care about the share price more than the customers? Is that what you're saying?
Ford's the last company that needs to care about their stock price, they're virtually takeover-proof with the family's preferred stock.