DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. is planning to inform Mustang Mach-E prospects that the world semiconductor scarcity will delay some automobile deliveries by a minimal of 6 weeks.
An early edition of a letter to prospects leaked this week on a Mach-E forum. A Ford spokeswoman on Wednesday stated the letter is not nonetheless remaining and will go out in the coming times, but she did validate the delay time frame.
Mach-E creation at Ford’s Cuautitlan, Mexico, assembly plant will continue on the delay worries motor vehicles that have by now been created and are awaiting chips.
“The world semiconductor scarcity proceeds to impact world automakers and other industries in all areas of the earth,” Ford stated in a statement. “We are doing work carefully with all of our essential suppliers to tackle creation constraints tied to this world semiconductor scarcity so we can continue on to make Mach-E motor vehicles, and get them to our prospects as quickly as we can.”
The automaker has been plagued by chip-similar delays and creation cuts for months. At the end of the next quarter, Ford stated it had sixty,000 to 70,000 unfinished motor vehicles sitting on lots awaiting chips and similar components.
CFO John Lawler stated Ford anticipated to operate by means of “a majority” of all those motor vehicles by the end of this quarter.
The Mach-E has faced a variety of delays through its early months in creation, and Ford has compensated entrepreneurs with totally free charging and other benefits. The corporation has marketed 15,829 Mach-E electric powered crossovers so much this yr, and the automobile has garnered a variety of awards, which includes staying named prime utility in the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Yr awards as effectively as Car and Driver‘s EV of the yr.