I just called my dealer, thanks to this post. I put in my pre-order on September 19, 2020. According to the Ford.com website, my scheduled production date is the week of 4/4/21 (this week). They are going to look into it today. I am curious if this date is accurate or not. Will follow up on this thread.I just read a Ford Report that said they sold, (delivered?), 6,614 MachE's in the first quarter or an average of 2,205 per month. Their stated production capacity is 50,000/year or 4,167 per month. So assuming they have filled the supply chain with 2020 production and thus a produced car will equals a delivered/sold car they are running at a production/delivery rate of 53% of capacity. This seems like a very slow ramp up to capacity, since they started production in Oct 2020 and should have been able to scale up to full capacity by 2021.
I put a firm order, not reservation, in at the end of Sept 2020 with an order number of 7,878. However, when I received the VIN #, (with no scheduled production date yet given by Ford), my VIN number shows a production number of 26,433. It seems that all reservations converted to a firm order by the deadline of the end of 2020 have jumped ahead of my firm order. It seems to me that a firm order should have priority to a reservation. I also wonder if dealer orders now are jumping ahead of my order also?
In any event if the current rate of production continues it looks like a delivery for my car at the end of December 2021, or a year and 3 months from the date of my firm order. Even if they were able to run at full capacity going forward, at that rate my delivery would be the end of August or 11 months from my order. Do my projections make sense to you as to a realistic date for my delivery?
If so this is totally unacceptable.
Has anyone else contacted Ford as to their position on this issue and when can they even receive a confirmed scheduled production date and a realistic delivery date?