Ford’s F-150 was hit by the worldwide semiconductor scarcity, and now its flagship Mustang Mach-E electrical automobile is seeing a critical delay too — by a minimal of six weeks for potential homeowners who have been scheduled to get their automobile between July fifth and October 1st. That’s according to emails Ford despatched to patrons right this moment (via Electrek).
It’s not the primary delay for the Mustang Mach-E, both, after Ford held back some 4,500 cars in March for unspecified high quality checks, and Ford’s dealing with this delay in a lot the identical approach, giving homeowners a further 250kWh of free charging at stations within the firm’s FordGo Charging Network. That’s on prime of the 250kWh they have been already going to obtain for buying the automobile. Since the Mach-E has a usable battery capability of between 68kWh and 88kWh, we’re speaking about roughly three free fill-ups.
Some of the very first Mach-E autos additionally reportedly noticed their deliveries pushed back by a month in January, and UK deliveries were paused resulting from a security threat in June.
You can learn our previews of the Mach-E on the hyperlinks beneath.
The international chip scarcity seems to be getting worse before it gets better, with semiconductor large TSMC warning it will continue into next year. All types of devices are affected, together with graphics playing cards and sport consoles, however automakers have been hit notably laborious. Some automotive firms have gotten artistic, dropping features like wireless charging, HD radio and start-stop, or rewriting their own software for chips which are simpler to acquire than the originals.