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That would be nice but remember: all of those statements were made pre-Covid. I think they've re-written most of those plans.I rather doubt that unless Ford marketing has a complete reversal on how they were going to introduce the Mach-E to the US market.
St00K on the Mach-E Forum had a meeting with Jason Mase who oversees Ford Electrification Marketing Strategy at the Chicago Auto Show and asked him the following question.
Q: What deliveries will take place in Q4? Just the First Edition?
A: First Edition will be delivered in Q4 as well as some Premium, Select, and Calif Route 1 models. He also added that all 50 states will get Q4 deliveries, regardless of the reservation number. They want to make sure that it's not just a bunch of models all getting shipped to California.
I'll bet this will hold (my guess based on the latest we've heard):
1) All First Editions and Premiums will be produced together. Then Selects, then GTs.
2) US will be done in a batch followed by European (divided into left and right drive models -- although these may be separate batches)
3) Order will be Euro FE/Premium, US FE/Premium, Euro Select, US Select, GTs
Whether they will actually go in complete, consistent batches may depend on orders. If Premiums are under-subscribed, they may move selects earlier to fill known demand prior to dealer inventory. I'll bet all of the initial dealer stock of 4,000 are all FEs and Premiums as those are the ones dealers want to show off.
If we assume 20K MMEs for US and 30K for Europe/UK, and 3K FEs, remaining 1/3 each of Premium, Select, and GT, then production is roughly
FE 1200 1800
Premium 6000 9000
Select 6000 9000
GT 6000 9000
If assembly line was planned to run at about 5,000/month, all the FEs are less than a month, US runs are a bit longer than a month and European runs almost two months. Who knows how much the lines might slow down due to Covid-19. Of course, 5,000 was always just a guess from this forum.
Let's assume production starts in August. That could mean all the FEs and Premiums could be produced before the end of the year.