Ford’s F-150 was hit by the worldwide semiconductor scarcity, and now its flagship Mustang Mach-E electrical automobile is seeing a severe delay too — by a minimal of six weeks for potential house owners who have been scheduled to get their automobile between July fifth and October 1st. That’s in line with emails Ford despatched to consumers right now (through Electrek).
It’s not the primary delay for the Mustang Mach-E, both, after Ford held again some 4,500 vehicles in March for unspecified high quality checks, and Ford’s dealing with this delay in a lot the identical manner, giving house owners an extra 250kWh of free charging at stations within the firm’s FordPass Charging Community. That’s on prime of the 250kWh they have been already going to obtain for buying the automobile. For the reason that Mach-E has a usable battery capability of between 68kWh and 88kWh, we’re speaking about roughly three free fill-ups.
A number of the very first Mach-E autos additionally reportedly noticed their deliveries pushed again by a month in January, and UK deliveries have been paused attributable to a security danger in June.
You possibly can learn our previews of the Mach-E on the hyperlinks beneath.
The worldwide chip scarcity appears to be getting worse earlier than it will get higher, with semiconductor large TSMC warning it would proceed into subsequent 12 months. All types of devices are affected, together with graphics playing cards and recreation consoles, however automakers have been hit significantly laborious. Some automotive firms have gotten inventive, dropping options like wi-fi charging, HD radio and start-stop, or rewriting their very own software program for chips which are simpler to acquire than the originals.