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I communicated with someone in the plant. They did get back to work Monday, setting everything up to continue pre-production preparations. Of course, things are different now and part of what they are doing is setting up to follow the new Covid-19 guidelines. They are following the Ford Covid-19 Playbook, in Spanish of course:


Images from this week shows some of what they are getting used to:
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They are strict about wearing masks. Workers even have to have a mask on before they drive in the gates! Where you can walk, how close you can get to others are all issues they are getting used to.

Some things are coming along smoothly, others not so much, as some equipment was still in Michigan before the shutdown and won't be sent to Mexico for a while yet. Production almost certainly won't start in June and July is still in question. However, the equipment and machining they do have at the plant is getting set up well and looking good.
 
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A step in the right direction at least
 

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I communicated with someone in the plant. They did get back to work Monday, setting everything up to continue pre-production preparations. Of course, things are different now and part of what they are doing is setting up to follow the new Covid-19 guidelines. They are following the Ford Covid-19 Playbook, in Spanish of course:


Images from this week shows some of what they are getting used to:
96587905_3111083895609411_6803061217125466112_o.jpg


They are strict about wearing masks. Workers even have to have a mask on before they drive in the gates! Where you can walk, how close you can get to others are all issues they are getting used to.

Some things are coming along smoothly, others not so much, as some equipment was still in Michigan before the shutdown and won't be sent to Mexico for a while yet. Production almost certainly won't start in June and July is still in question. However, the equipment and machining they do have at the plant is getting set up well and looking good.
If you hear of a definite start on production I’d love to hear. Living in the Chicagoland area I need AWD by winter due to my long commute to the hospital I work for. I don’t know how long I can wait for this. If it’s too long I may have to give up my reservation and get something else. My heart is set on this Mach E though!!! Regardless it’ll be Ford I buy because I’ll get A plan through my dad. Covid has really done a number on things. I pray everyone stays safe and healthy -that’s more important than a material possession.
 
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If you hear of a definite start on production I’d love to hear. Living in the Chicagoland area I need AWD by winter due to my long commute to the hospital I work for. I don’t know how long I can wait for this.
Will do.

At this point, a reservation for a First Edition or a Premium with a low reservation number still has a good chance of delivery before the end of the year. If you fall in one of these categories, you have the best chance. Remember that it will be very expensive for Ford to miss its deliveries of early cars to the EU, so I'm sure they'll be working hard to deliver on those early reservations.
 

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Will do.

At this point, a reservation for a First Edition or a Premium with a low reservation number still has a good chance of delivery before the end of the year. If you fall in one of these categories, you have the best chance. Remember that it will be very expensive for Ford to miss its deliveries of early cars to the EU, so I'm sure they'll be working hard to deliver on those early reservations.
Yes my reservation number is 10007153 so I’m definitely in the early groups !!!
 
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Good news is Mexico is allowing the auto industry to restart before June 1st -- with safety measures of course.
 

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Yes my reservation number is 10007153 so I’m definitely in the early groups !!!
I wouldn't expect US Mach-E's until March 2021 due to EU requirements for Ford. I can wait, the Tesla will be out of warranty by then but enough fanbois to still get good resale with no warranty.

Ford offers the PHEV Escape which would be compromise if I had to do something this year but it's only FWD. I work in hospital also with the call in any weather issue but with good snows, the FWD works well. Toyota RAV4 PHEV with 50 miles EV and AWD really beats the Escape. Wish Ford had kept up.
 

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My sources are saying (as recently as this week) that the first US deliveries will start in mid-late November 2020. US ordering to start in the 4th week of June (week of the 22nd).
Hopefully UK deliveries about the same time then🤞🤞
 

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And.....the factory is open again? And ready for (pre-)production???🙏
 
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And.....the factory is open again? And ready for (pre-)production???🙏
Yes, they started back in on pre-production work on 11 May. They are still missing some tools that were stuck in Michigan but they're getting things moving.
 
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I'll check in with my source at the Cuautitlan plant this weekend. He had indicated some essential tools were stuck in Michigan and might not be at CSAP (Ford Motor Company Cuautitlan Stamping and Assembly Plant) until August. Who knows what else may be leading to the delays in scheduled delivery dates our European friends are reporting.
 

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Who knows what else may be leading to the delays in scheduled delivery dates our European friends are reporting.
I'm guessing parts from various suppliers. All it takes is one significant part out of thousands that doesn't have a viable replacement to be the bottleneck that delays the whole thing.
 
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