Ford Authority reported in April that 2021 Ford F-150 pickups had been left unfinished due to a shortage of semiconductor chips. However, Ford Authority recently discovered that the trucks were no longer being stored at the Dearborn Development Center test track. Last week, Ford said that it had 70,000 chipless vehicles sitting in various lots around the U.S. at the end of June, a significant increase from the 22,000 incomplete vehicles it had stored back in Q1. However, Ford did note that most of these vehicles would be finished and shipped to dealers by Q3.
Ford Authority reported last month that the automaker had received large quantities of chips that they were planning to put Ford F-150 pickups and Ford Super Duty pickups. These are two of Ford’s most profitable and well-selling vehicles. Ford is preparing to start production of its 2021 F-150 Raptor. Ford CEO Jim Farley recently acknowledged that there has been a slight improvement in chip supply over the past few weeks.
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