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The Ford hybrid transmission plant was re-tooled in july. Production started 7/26 for the "new Maverick eCVT" transmissions, on the same line as the current/previous escape hybrid transmission. They added a second shift at the same time. Production is supposed to be almost 1100 hybrid transmissions per day (between both shifts). The week of 8/2 they average approx 500 transmissions/day due to new employees/training. The week of 8/2, they built 139 maverick eCVT transmssions. The remainder were escape hybrid transmissions. I am being told, they have parts for more maverick eCVT transmissions, but this is the quantity the assembly plant asked for.
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The ford hybrid transmission plant was re-tooled in july. Production started 7/26 for the "new Maverick eCVT" transmissions, on the same line as the current/previous escape hybrid transmission. They added a second shift at the same time. Production is supposed to be almost 1100 hybrid transmissions per day (between both shifts). The week of 8/2 they average approx 500 transmissions/day due to new employees/training. The week of 8/2, they built 139 maverick eCVT transmssions. The remainder were escape hybrid transmissions. I am being told, they have parts for more maverick eCVT transmissions, but this is the quantity the assembly plant asked for.
Thank you for the info..."the quantity the assembly plant asked for" is a bit mysterious.
 
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Thank you for the info..."the quantity the assembly plant asked for" is a bit mysterious.
I would suspect the maverick assembly plant is NOT producing too many mavericks daily....does anyone have any numbers of how "many" mavericks the Mexico assembly plant is building currently?
 

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I would suspect the maverick assembly plant is NOT producing too many mavericks daily....does anyone have any numbers of how "many" mavericks the Mexico assembly plant is building currently?
When is the maverick ecvt production going to ramp up more?
 

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It's almost like Ford is hoping a lot of folks will get restless and jump to the 2.0EB.
 

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It's almost like Ford is hoping a lot of folks will get restless and jump to the 2.0EB.
I think it's more like there's one engine/transmission combination that's been built the same way for years and one engine/transmission combination that includes a new house-made part that has a new assembly procedure. 🤷‍♂️ Time will tell, I guess.
 

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It's almost like Ford is hoping a lot of folks will get restless and jump to the 2.0EB.
Actually...I had another thought about this, this morning. Do you think the EPA's GHG rules benefit Ford for having a standard with such a high EPA rating, but actually, the profit margin is much less for such a vehicle?
 

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Actually...I had another thought about this, this morning. Do you think the EPA's GHG rules benefit Ford for having a standard with such a high EPA rating, but actually, the profit margin is much less for such a vehicle?
Way back when manual transmissions had a decided fuel mileage advantage, I was was able to get some great deals on some Ford vehicles as they packaged them with some upgrades to boost their product-line fuel average. I remember getting a '92 Ranger, a '94 Explorer Sport, and a '97 F-150 XLT, all with some incentives that were claimed to be loss-leaders to offset the guzzlers. I recall that there were some Clinton-era mileage targets that incremented each year.
Perhaps the Mav Hybrid scenario is similar, but the take rate unexpected? I bet that the 2.5 Hybrid powerplant would have been wildly more popular than the 1.5 3-cylinder in the low-mid trim Bronco Sports.
 

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I am wondering if the new version of the eCVT(upgraded Ford-built main motor) will actually go into the Escape as well down the road.
 

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I am wondering if the new version of the eCVT(upgraded Ford-built main motor) will actually go into the Escape as well down the road.
I think it's a sure thing. Ford didn't tool up an in-house motor design & mfg just to keep paying an external supplier for the essentially the same components.
 

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The ford hybrid transmission plant was re-tooled in july. Production started 7/26 for the "new Maverick eCVT" transmissions, on the same line as the current/previous escape hybrid transmission. They added a second shift at the same time. Production is supposed to be almost 1100 hybrid transmissions per day (between both shifts). The week of 8/2 they average approx 500 transmissions/day due to new employees/training. The week of 8/2, they built 139 maverick eCVT transmssions. The remainder were escape hybrid transmissions. I am being told, they have parts for more maverick eCVT transmissions, but this is the quantity the assembly plant asked for.
Thanks Bob for the info. It is extremely helpful to understand (sort of) why there hasn't been many Hybrids Scheduled.
 

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Thank you for the info..."the quantity the assembly plant asked for" is a bit mysterious.
Agreed, sounds like an arbitrary limit that was set by the schedulers and not the plant.

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Hermosillo: "We can assemble more and get 'em on the train!"
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Back in the day, when annual model changeovers were done in the middle/late summertime, the plant would be shut down for re-tooling, and then finally opened. When opened, they sometimes would assemble cars, and then Dis-Assemble them, put the parts back on the feeds to the line, and run through it again. It is a very good training tool to let people learn how to do their jobs to a good standard, AND it allows the 'genius' line designers to get their 'stuff' in one bag... find their mis-steps and fix them before the plant starts to push these babies out the door as fast as they can.
That said, 139 CVTs seems like a nice round number to put together, take apart, and put together several times over until they get it right. Ya think?
tom
 
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