This reflects the dilemma facing traditional car companies transitioning to electric vehicles.
Ford's China-made Mustang Mach-E electric car was anticipated by many, but recent reports indicate that some reservation holders are canceling their orders.
Autostinger reported last week that a Mr. Zhao they interviewed was told by sales that he could get delivery in October when he reserved six months ago, but that never became a reality. He backed out of his order and purchased another model before his license plate quota was about to expire.
A Mustang Mach-E store in Beijing opened in April, but sales were anxious and turnover was high due to the lack of vehicle deliveries, the report said.
(Image credit: Autostinger)
In group chats where some of the reservation holders were, some posted screenshots of their backed-out orders and began suggesting others buy a Tesla Model Y or Zeekr 001.
The report said that for traditional car companies, the transition to electric and smart cars needs to avoid being slow to move, and you can't seem to find a slower-moving car than the Mustang Mach-E.
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Original Chinese version: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/qQczwg6zupaZxK8gXL8ofQ
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