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FWIW I was reading an article today that mentioned a radio interview with Jim Hackett in which he stated that the E could be delayed a month or 6 weeks but that no one would consider that a "miss" given the cause being the coronavirus shutdown.
 

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It may or may not be a valid concern, but I am a bit worried about the Mach E's QC given everything that's occurred and trying to get the vehicle out in time.
 
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It may or may not be a valid concern, but I am a bit worried about the Mach E's QC given everything that's occurred and trying to get the vehicle out in time.
A valid concern, especially for those of us with reservations for the First Edition. Good thing a whole fleet of demo models will come out first!
 

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A valid concern, especially for those of us with reservations for the First Edition. Good thing a whole fleet of demo models will come out first!
One advantage the mach-e has in its favor is down to the very limited numbers that will be produced in the first year run even without covid-19 the production numbers are battery constrained so very low compared to the amount of ice vehicles expected to be produced in fords line up and over air updates should be able to fix any software issue that may have cropped up due to limited testing.
 

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Should also add it would probably be the later models that may get pushed a bit. You'd expect some parallel development, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the GT launching a little later as time that would have originally been spent on development is now used to fine tune the launch editions to prevent delays.
 

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No one is buying any cars or trucks to speak of at this time. Car lots will
be full all summer and fall. The MME is Ford's money maker at this time.
They will sell all they produce. So don't worry so much about the MME
they are number one on Ford's list.
 

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A valid concern, especially for those of us with reservations for the First Edition. Good thing a whole fleet of demo models will come out first!
Let’s hope that’s enough to get the kinks out.
 

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No one is buying any cars or trucks to speak of at this time. Car lots will
be full all summer and fall. The MME is Ford's money maker at this time.
They will sell all they produce. So don't worry so much about the MME
they are number one on Ford's list.
While I agree that the MME will be a priority for Ford (as they've said), I wouldn't go so far as to say that it's #1 on their list. The real money-makers surely will be, and that's not the MME. They said they expect to turn a profit on MMEs, but that's surely a very modest profit (for now) compared to their cash cows like the F-150. BEVs are still relatively high cost, low volume, low margin prospect.
 

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FWIW I was reading an article today that mentioned a radio interview with Jim Hackett in which he stated that the E could be delayed a month or 6 weeks but that no one would consider that a "miss" given the cause being the coronavirus shutdown.
I was guessing a couple of months production delay. Should still be able to sell 50,000 before the end of the 2021 model year. Might be able to just buy one off the lot now though (next Spring/Summer) instead of needing a reservation.
 

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In The Netherlands from 01.01.2021 there will be a tax increase of 50% (from 8% to 12%) for people receiving a new electric company car...so we are desperately waiting for delivery 2020...or at least registered @2020 😉
 
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In The Netherlands from 01.01.2021 there will be a tax increase of 50% (from 8% to 12%) for people receiving a new electric company car...so we are desperately waiting for delivery 2020...or at least registered @2020 😉
Not the best way to stimulate the acceptance of BEVs.
 

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One advantage the mach-e has in its favor is down to the very limited numbers that will be produced in the first year run even
True for Mach-E and Escape and F-150 PHEV's low production runs. Problem for all three is demand for expensive vehicles in a recession even with small production runs.

Increased discounts from state and Federal government on PHEV''s including EV's, to equalize the price for low/no emissions vehicles will be necessary.

The article notes it was six weeks from restart to full production after the strike. Because of the constraints in running a factor and preventing workers from getting infected, start will be much slower here, 12 weeks would be a fair guess and worldwide supply chain to support it is in the same position.

China, which has done much better at controlling the virus is being very cautious on restarting and it is going slow, that will be a a good guide how US restart will go.
 



 









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