It’s no secret that Ford, like all automakers, has struggled mightily with production for the bulk of 2021 due to supply constraints and the semiconductor chip shortage. This previously forced the automaker to push some, but not all 2021 Ford Bronco hardtop unscheduled orders to the 2022 model year, and now, the automaker is moving 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E unscheduled orders to 2022 as well, according to a dealer letter seen by Cars Direct.
The letter states that Ford will “automatically convert” all 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E unscheduled orders “to a 22MY order,” also stating that it “will convert orders to the same specification, or the closest possible specification.” Ford will reportedly begin notifying affected customers of the change via email, and will also soften the blow a bit by providing those customers with various forms of compensation for the delay.
Those that don’t want to wait for a Mach-E can receive a $2,000 discount on in-stock vehicles, according to the memo, while those willing to wait will get a $750 incentive at the time of purchase or lease. This news comes on the heels of another letter sent out by Ford informing dealers that it won’t be able to fulfill all 2021 model year orders, and will offer a new private offer incentive with rebates of up to $3,500 for those affected by the issue.
Customers forced to wait for a 2022 model year Mach-E may actually benefit from their patience in other ways, however. As Ford Authority reported last month, the 2022 Mustang Mach-E will offer more range than the 2021 model, which will come via an increase in usable battery capacity, as well as the new Mustang Ice White Edition Appearance Package.