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If the Mach-E was the right vehicle for my family, I'd be willing to pay about a 10% premium to buy the same vehicle if it was Made in America. If we're going to call it a Mustang, I think the version for the US market would be more desirable if made in the USA.
 

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I don’t know but hopefully in the USA or Canada. I will not buy it if it is made in Mexico (known for poor quality assembly of cars/trucks) or China (will not support Communist regime).
 

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The last rumor/word I saw was that the production is scheduled to start on June 20th. The official word is still "summer 2020"
 

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WOW and they will get enough time to deliver the 50K of "First edition " before the end of the year?
 

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WOW and they will get enough time to deliver the 50K of "First edition " before the end of the year?
No, deliveries of first edition and premiums start in late fall/early winter 2020, followed by the first deliveries of california and select edition in early 2021. GT deliveries are supposed to start in spring 2021. The last of the 50,000 2020 model year deliveries will probably take until summer or early fall of 2021 - but that is a guess on my part. There are several threads on here in which an official Ford document sent to dealers has been shared that shows the rough timeline through the spring of 2021.

In a nutshell:
  • spring 2020 pricing finalized and customers place actual non-binding orders
  • fall 2020 demo units arrive at dealers and customers/dealers agree to financing and customer commits to the order
  • winter 2020 first editions/premium edition deliveries begin
  • early 2021 select/california edition deliveries begin
  • GT deliveries begin in spgin 2021
 

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Only about 50K in the initial 12 months of production is probably due to battery supply constraints from the new LG Chem factory in Poland.
Also that 50K will be split about 20K to the US/Canada market and 30K to the EU market.

I would expect the finished quality of the car to be excellent whether it is assembled in Mexico, USA, Germany or etc. --- most of the assembly is now done by robots with parts from all over the world. Made in the US is not a guarantee of quality --- talk to some Tesla owners.
 

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here it is:
 

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a car plant is normally just an assembly line for parts coming from 1000 different companies located all over the world. electric from Bosch, brakes from bremo, batteries from LG,... if a company moves back to the us, they only move the final assembly to avoid high taxes.
 

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In an interview I watched/read (sorry, I’ve been scouring the net for mach e info so I don’t exactly remember where I saw this. as soon as I find the link, I will post it here) Ford Execs said that US market would initially be built in Mexico. The decision to use the existing modernized plant in Mexico was to ensure the Mach E was profitable out of the gate (gotta keep shareholders happy) and is looking to retool factories in the US to support their future electrification efforts. (Paraphrased)
 

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In an interview I watched/read (sorry, I’ve been scouring the net for mach e info so I don’t exactly remember where I saw this. as soon as I find the link, I will post it here) Ford Execs said that US market would initially be built in Mexico. The decision to use the existing modernized plant in Mexico was to ensure the Mach E was profitable out of the gate (gotta keep shareholders happy) and is looking to retool factories in the US to support their future electrification efforts. (Paraphrased)
They also stated it has to do with taxes or tarrifs or something when exporting to Europe. Cheaper to do so from Mexico than the USA.
 

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Yep, they also stated that the Cuautitlán factory is available since they're ending North American production for Fiesta, while the U.S. factories are already at capacity or will be for current planned products... UAW is happy with new negotiations, etc.

We had some great discussion on this at another forum, if you Google/Bing "does Mach-E built in Mexico bother you?"
 
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