You can set up automatic preconditions based on time via the Mach-E or the FordPass app.
You can also use the FordPass app to pre-condition at will, regardless of what EVSE you have (as this is talking directly to the car, not to the EVSE).
They lowered the base price, but in turn increased the price of the "First Edition" package, so the Premium model had a $3,000 reduction in MSRP, while the First Edition only a $1,000 reduction in MSRP. (First Editions are Premiums with a First Edition "package" added)
Just because PaaK isn't available, doesn't mean you'd lose FordPass's remote functionality does it? Do you not currently have remote fuctions available for existing cars over there? (Locking, unlocking, starting, etc?) (IE - Hyundia's "MyHyundai" app and BlueLink subscription allows me to...