Ford’s F-150 hit due to the global semiconductor shortage, and now its flagship Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle is also at least for six weeks to potential owners who were to acquire the vehicle between 5 July and 1 October. It is according to emails Ford sent buyers today (through Electrek).
Nor is it the first delay for the Mustang Mach-E, after Ford arrested about 4,500 cars in March for unspecified quality checks and Ford to deal with this delay in roughly the same way, giving owners a free additional charge of 250 kWh at stations on the company’s FordPass charging network. That’s over 250 kWh they already got from buying the vehicle. Since the battery capacity of the Mach-E is 68-88 kWh, we are talking about three free recharges.
You can read our preview of Mach-E from the links below.
Global chip shortage seems to get worse before it gets better, semiconductor giant TSMC warning it will continue next year. It affects all types of devices, including graphics cards and game consoles, but car manufacturers have suffered particularly badly. Some car companies have been creative, drop-down features such as wireless charging, HD radio and start-stopor rewriting their own software for chips that are easier to obtain than the originals.