News Ford cautiously reopens plants, but Bronco launch is still delayed
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On May 18, more than 70,000 Ford employees went back to work in factories across North America, as did workers at GM and FCA. Ford had to restructure some of its manufacturing with new health safety guidelines in place, including social distancing, hand washing, and protective masks for workers.
Previously, some interior assembly procedures were done simultaneously with two workers inside the vehicle at once. Now, Ford is using its massive assembly lines to its advantage by spreading workers out a bit.
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The weeks of downtime, however, have pushed back the launches of three of Ford’s most important 2021 vehicles: the next-gen F-150, the all-electric, and the highly anticipated Bronco. Ford had initially planned for the and to be in dealerships in early 2021. That original reveal date came and went, and although , we still haven’t seen the Bronco in its entirety.
As reported by the, Ford doesn’t foresee any additional delays beyond those created by the initial shelter-in-place order that closed plants for about eight weeks. Hua Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product development and purchasing officer, told the News, “We expect the launch delays to be commensurate with the duration of the shutdown period.” We take that to mean that critical suppliers are also ready to get rolling and haven’t been too badly disrupted by the shutdown.”
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Can Charge Just Over Half as Fast as Tesla
Ford claims the electric Mustang equipped with the standard-range battery can charge from 10 to 80 percent in 38 minutes. Ford claims that its upcoming 2021 Mustang Mach-E electric crossover equipped with the extended-range battery will charge from 10 to 80 percent in 45 minutes, and those equipped with the smaller standard-range battery will do it in 38 minutes. The base Select model is capable of up to 115 kW of fast-charging capability, while all other Mustang Mach-E models will go to 150 kW. Ford's first electric crossover starts at $44,995 and can reach prices over $60,000.
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This may mean that there’s less time between the cover being pulled off the first official reveal of the Bronco and its on-sale date, but that shouldn’t matter. The pent-up demand from Ford fans to get a legitimate Wrangler competitor won’t be dampened by a minor delay.
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Ford Mustang Mach-E Deliveries Delayed—but Not for US Market .
The Mustang Mach-E should still arrive in American driveways before the end of the year, but UK and European buyers will have to wait until 2021. Previously, deliveries were expected to begin later in 2020. But, as you already guessed, coronavirus threw a wrench in everyone's plans, and Ford is no different. Notably, we're still waiting to even so much as see the new Ford Bronco (officially). The good news for Mach-E buyers in the United States is that Ford still expects to begin deliveries here "late this year," according to a Ford representative.