Watch this Ford enthusiast take delivery of his California Route 1 Mach-E in Dallas
For a lucky few people who ordered a Ford Mustang Mach-E hoping it would arrive before the end of the year, their Christmas gifts have come a little late. But in a case of better late than never, according to Sam Pack's Five Star Ford dealership in Dallas, Texas, the first official delivery of the much-anticipated electric SUV took place yesterday. With rumors circulating for the last few months that models would arrive in December this year, the month had all but passed without word of actual deliveries occurring. Now, Stephen Engro, a Ford enthusiast, can be seen taking delivery of his new ride: the first Mustang Mach-E in the US.
On the other side of the world, deliveries in Europe have kicked off, too, with pictures shared of wrapped Mach-E's arriving in Belgium. This follows social media prompts that deliveries in America were imminent, with Director of Ford North America Communications, Said Deep, tweeting earlier this month that Mach-E cars were 'charged up and on their way'.
While some concerns were noted about the lack of equipment available in US dealers to repair the electric SUV, forums and social media have been abuzz with excitement about impending deliveries, regardless.
While numerous owners had posted their orders in online forums noting they had received communications from the Blue Oval that their vehicle was in production, the timeline for delivery remained uncertain. Now, Sam Pack's Five Star Ford dealership proudly shared pictures of the California Route 1 Mach-E, flanked by Engro's 1965 Mustang Convertible and his 2015 California special GT, all three dressed in elegant white paint.
The Route 1 model depicted here offers 290 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque, and has a targeted EPA estimate of around 300 miles of range. This iteration also shows off the panoramic fixed-glass roof which is standard on this trim - and a particularly happy new owner.