From reservations to delivery, plus the separate timeline of the Mach-E GT.
If we put together a list of the most controversial moments of the year in the car industry, Ford attaching the Mustang name to an electric crossover would come a close second to Tesla showing the world the Cybertruck. However, get beyond the name, and the Ford Mustang Mach-E is nevertheless an incredibly important vehicle for the automaker. While it's not the first electric crossover, it's Ford's first all-electric vehicle for the new era and on a whole new dedicated platform.
Ford has got all of its ducks in a row for release, and the Mach E Forum has shared a photo from a Ford dealer in Colorado detailing the full timeline from reservation to delivery for the Mustang Mach-E.
We've already seen the start of the process this winter, with reservations being placed and dealers contacting customers to congratulate the first customers. Next on the list will happen in the spring of 2020 when dealers will be contacting customers to confirm the specifications and pricing of their orders. On confirmation, dealers will then place the official orders and, once that's done, the $500 deposit will be refunded. Vehicle scheduling will then begin in the summer, with dealers keeping in communication with customers regarding the status of the orders and charging options. Production will begin in the fall of 2020, and tester vehicles will start arriving at dealerships to allow test drives. Dealers will also confirm payment and financing options, and then final sales will start.
The first customer deliveries of the Mustang Mach-E will then start in the winter of 2020 and 2021. All through the process, reservation customers will get an email each month, keeping them up to date. Interestingly though, Ford mentions that GT orders will be placed at a later date, and GT trim is going to be a popular option. An all-wheel-drive mach-E already makes a healthy makes 332 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque with a 0-60 mph time in the mid-five-second range, but the GT will crank that up to 459 hp and 612 lb-ft and is expected to match the 0-60 mph of 3.35 seconds from the Shelby GT500.