The start of US deliveries should be right around the corner.
The latest from Ford puts the start of Mustang Mach-E deliveries in the US sometime this month, but while we wait, it seems a handful of other countries have already taken in shipments of the new pure-electric performance crossover.
More specifically, Ford's Norwegian division shared via social media that its first batch of Mach-Es have just arrived, publishing a couple of photographs of the still-wrapped EVs being trucked into a snow-covered landscape. The Mustang Mach-Es arrived in Antwerp, Belgium just days ago, as part of a much larger shipment that departed from Veracruz, Mexico last month. The all-new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is built just hours away from Veracruz at the automaker's Cuautitlan Assembly Plant.
Interestingly, as far back as May, Ford has said that deliveries of the Mustang Mach-E had been delayed in Europe by the global pandemic, but not in the US. Of course, there's one very good reason why Ford might want to prioritize Norway: the country leads the world with regard to EV adoption, with zero-emissions vehicles making up more than 40 percent of all new car sales in the country in 2019. That's somewhere around 25 times the EV take-rate in the US.
And for what it's worth, all 17 of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E units known to have reached Norway so far are said to be demo vehicles, meaning they'll be available for customer test drives, but not necessarily for purchase.
In other words, just because Ford has shipped a small quantity of early Mustang Mach-Es to select countries does not mean that the automaker has chosen to forsake the US market. If anything, the arrival of the vehicles in Norway suggests that the Mach-E assembly line is up and running in Cuautitlan, as expected and the first customer deliveries ought to start any day now in the US.
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