Ford’s F-150 was hit by the worldwide semiconductor scarcity, and now its flagship Mustang Mach-E electrical automobile is seeing a severe delay too — by a minimal of six weeks for potential house owners who have been scheduled to get their automobile between July fifth and October 1st. That’s according to emails Ford despatched to patrons immediately (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 manner, giving house owners a further 250kWh of free charging at stations within the firm’s FordPass Charging Community. That’s on prime of the 250kWh they have been already going to obtain for buying the automobile. With a usable battery capability of between 68kWh and 88kWh, we’re speaking about roughly three free fill-ups.
You possibly can learn our previews of the Mach-E on the hyperlinks under.
The worldwide chip scarcity seems to be getting worse before it gets better, with semiconductor big TSMC warning it will continue into next year. All kinds of devices are affected, together with graphics playing cards and sport consoles, however automakers have been hit significantly laborious. Some automotive corporations have gotten inventive, dropping features like wireless charging, HD radio and start-stop, or rewriting their own software for chips which might be simpler to acquire than the originals.