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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Deliveries Delayed In Europe, But Not For U.S. Customers

Just a few weeks ago, we reported that 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E deliveries had been delayed for European customers, which were slated to receive their shiny new EVs before customers in North America. Many assumed that this delay was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent two-month shutdown of all Ford production facilities. However, Ford spokesperson Emma Bergg had a different story to tell in a recent interview with Electrek.

First off, Bergg dispelled the notion that Europe was going to see Mach-E deliveries before U.S. customers in the first place. “Europe was never getting vehicles before the US. That was an error in a communication and later corrected. It is a planned concurrent launch,” she said. However, Bergg did confirm that the automaker is currently informing European Mach-E buyers that they won’t receive their vehicles until early 2021.

If that wasn’t confusing enough, Bergg also stated that U.S. Mach-E deliveries are still going to happen on time. “We expect to deliver the all-new Mustang Mach-E to U.S. customers late this year.” she told Electrek. So why the delay for European customers, even though the Mach-E launch was supposed to happen “concurrently?” Bergg said that this is “due to additional travel time from the plant” to Europe. The Mach-E will be built at the Ford Cuautitlan Plant in Mexico.

Bergg also noted that the automaker never announced a specific date for Mach-E deliveries to begin with. “We’ve always said Mach-E is coming late this year. It’s still the case. We never said a specific month.”

Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s head of product development and purchasing, recently confirmed that all of Ford’s new vehicle launches would face delays due to the two month-long shut-down of Ford plants and most corporate operations, including the Mustang Mach-E, Ford Bronco, Ford Bronco Sport, and 2021 Ford F-150.

Ultimately, we expected delays in all new Ford vehicles due to COVID-19, and at least now we have the record set straight on those rumors.

We’ll have the latest on Mach-E deliveries as it becomes available, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford-related COVID-19 news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. David Pickford

    Still can’t believe Australia is not on the radar for the Mach E, why do Ford always treat us as second rate yet per head of population we’re one of the biggest buyers of performance and SUV cars. Maybe it’s time for the Australian government to start thinking about reestablishing a car industry now the Corona virus has shown us how badly we’re affected by overseas suppliers failing to treat us reasonably.

  2. Tom

    Why is there a day-for-day delay in this introduction? Weren’t employees supposed to be all working from home during this time? I assume they received full pay while all this teleworking was going on. But hey, what’s another $5 billion dollar loss in the second quarter matter anyway. $5.00 stock price (now with zero dividend), but who cares? I’ve heard about this Mach E long enough. I still think it will be a flop. Who wants a Mustang built in Mexico? It seems like nothing is ever getting released on time. How long have we heard of this new Bronco? And just what Ford needs, another SUV. All the while, every sedan has been cancelled totally removing Ford from even being considered by 25% of the market.


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