Chip shortage delays delivery of Ford Mustang Mach-E

Chip shortage delays delivery of Ford Mustang Mach-E

Due to a lack of sufficient semiconductor chips, some Ford customers will receive their Mustang Mach-E several weeks later than planned. The automaker informed customers in an email that deliveries of certain vehicles will be delayed by at least six weeks.

Specifically, it's those Mustang Mach-Es that were or were supposed to be produced between July 5 and Oct. 1, according to the customer email posted on the "Mach-E Forum." Ford blames the delay on a "worldwide shortage of semiconductor chips."

"The global shortage of semiconductor chips is affecting our ability to keep up with demand, which is not an excuse, but it is a reality," the letter states. "Once your vehicle receives the required chip, your vehicle status will be updated and you will receive an email with the expected week of delivery." However, Ford does not specify which chip it is.

As compensation, affected customers will receive 250 kWh of free charging - which, however, can only be used in the Ford Blue Oval Charge Network. A corresponding mail to German customers and a comparable charging offer is not yet known.

For the U.S. and European markets, the Mustang Mach-E is built in Mexico, while in China, Ford is building the E-SUV in a joint venture with partner Changan for the local market.