Ford Mustang Mach-E timeline highlights important dates

The Ford Mustang Mach-E has been controversial as many Ford Mustang fans are angry that Ford put the Mustang name on the EV. Ford hasn't offered up any indication of how many people have reserved the vehicle so far, other than the First Edition selling out. For those who have plunked down their $500 reservation, little in the way of details on timeframe has been offered.

What is alleged to be data from a document shared by Mach-E Forum (via Motor1) sent by Ford to its dealer network has surfaced. The document gives some dates for fans of the Mach-E to look forward to. The timeline has dealers first reaching out to reservation holders to congratulate them on being the first Mach-E buyers. The schedule shows that is supposed to happen in Winter 2019-2020.

Reports indicate that many Mach-E reservation holders haven't heard from a dealer at this time. In the spring of 2020, dealers are supposed to contact the reservation holders to confirm specifications and pricing. Once the customers confirm the dealer pricing, and the official order is placed. After the order is placed, the $500 reservation price is to be refunded to customers.

In the summer of 2020, vehicle scheduling begins. Dealers are supposed to stay in touch with customers regarding the status of their orders. Dealers and Ford are also supposed to communicate with the buyer on charging options. In the fall of, 2020 production will start with customer test drives starting as early models start to arrive.

In the fall, dealers will confirm payment and financing with the customer and complete the checkout process. The first deliveries are set to begin in Winter 2020-2021. The assumption is that buyers will be able to back out until the completed checkout process if they want. One question that remains is if dealers will try and tack on any market adjustments to the price.