- Dec 29, 2019
- Reaction score
- Southeastern Michigan
- Bolt EV, Thor Axis, former C-Max Energi, former Focus Electric
True, but if you compare a Mach-E to something a bit more complex, say F-150's with their 2-door, extended cab, or crew cab options (not to mention 4x2 or 4x4 and differing bed lengths), then *all* the Mach-E configrations are simple.That is a general rule of assembly line management. For Mach E it may not work.
- FE is effectively just the Premium with a few parts swapped out. There shouldn't be much time difference.
- Current estimate is the orders are 80% Premium and 15% FE (which is pretty much a Premium)Not much option for line flexibility.
Percentages from order sheet California Route 1 8 3% First Edition 41 15% Premium 224 80% Select 7 2% 281
I would imagine that the biggest complexities for building Mach-E's are: SR or ER and RWD or AWD. In both those items its simply the presence or absence of parts--not completely different bodies.
So I would bet it really doesn't matter what Mach-E is built next in line...(do I grab from parts bin A or parts bin B?)
Besides: If they only have to build 8 CA Rt 1's...might as well get those overwith first right? then don't have to worry about them anymore! none of this weeks to build. Just 8 should take an hour or two right? (Yes I know the world is larger than the forums here....! ).