For a long time, Ford was hopeful that the Mustang Mach E would appear in our country this year. However, this will no longer be possible due to the coronavirus.
For some time, there had been tension around the delivery date of the new Ford Mustang Mach E. Due to the corona virus, Ford – like every manufacturer in the world – was forced to close its factories. That also caused the production of the Mach E to stop for a long time.
Ford Netherlands was still optimistic for a while, and told Autovisie that it was hopeful of a market introduction before the end of the year. The Dutch market was a priority from the factory, as a delivery in 2021 could drive potential buyers and buyers away from the changing tax rules as of 1 January 2021.
However, the delay due to the corona crisis is such that Ford can already say that there will be no Mach E’s coming to Europe this year. “It is expected that the first cars will be delivered in America in 2020. But after that they also have to go on the boat to Europe, and that takes weeks ”, the brand indicates. Ford is building the Mach E in Mexico.
That means that the Ford Mustang Mach E can be registered in the first quarter of 2021. The business drivers should then not pay 8 percent, but 12 percent additional tax. Moreover, they will not pay a low additional tax rate on the first € 45,000: in 2021, that additional tax threshold will be lowered to € 40,000. These may be reasons for customers to still abandon their order. Ford says it is too early to say anything about that. The first customers have now been informed by their dealers. Ford will share more information about compensation or cancellations as soon as possible.
Not all misery
“But it’s not all doom and gloom,” says Sebastiaan van de Pol, Ford’s PR manager. “Of course, the majority of the customers are business drivers. But there is certainly also a large number of private customers. Then it is not such a problem if the car is only at their door in 2021. ”