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CV and PV Fleet Order Lead Time Update

Firstly, I would like to thank you for your continued support and for being a valued customer of Ford Motor Company. In the spirit of keeping our valued customers up to date with as much information as possible, we would like to communicate an update to our lead times across both Commercial & Passenger vehicles, following the communication issued in April this year.

RWD Transit 2T:
Following on from the semi-conductor shortage impact, communicated in April, regrettably our production schedule has been hit by another unforeseen event. Floods in Germany last month destroyed a production line at Auto Heinen Eiffel facility. This supplier was the single source of RWD MT82 Manual Transmission assembly (impacting mainly RWD Transit 2T units). An alternative assembly and machining supplier has been identified and this facility is expected to be fully operational within 4-6 weeks. As a result of this issue, only minimal RWD production will be possible for late August and September Production, leading to knock on lead time implications for both new and existing orders. There may be some further impacts into Q4 as the accelerated ramp up of an alternate supplier is implemented.

Tourneo Connect:
To also provide an update on production implications due to the Semi-conductor shortage, it is not possible to build Tourneo Connect vehicles with Front Camera (standard for UK specification). Units that may have been planned in August/September will have been taken out of the schedule. Next anticipated production of these units is likely to be October. We are working to ensure that despite these delays, all current orders will be built before this model ceases production in February 2022.

Transit Connect:
Again, due to semiconductor supply issues, it is also not possible to build Transit Connects with SYNC in September. This affects vehicles that have ICE Pack 9 & ICE Pack 10, which is 35% of the order bank. Units that may have been planned in September will have been taken out of the schedule. Next anticipated production of these units is likely to be October.

We understand that this news is frustrating and could add delays to your orders. We are working with our Dealers to ensure that they get timely and accurate information about revised production and delivery dates to enable them to keep you informed, however the Semi-Conductor shortage remains a very fluid situation.

In the meantime, please accept my apologies for these unforeseen delays to your orders and confirm my commitment that we will do all in our power to build out our customer orders as soon as production recommences. We will write to you again once we have further clarity on the situation to provide you with the certainty you require to plan your business.

For new Factory Orders, please see the new expected lead times on Commercial Vehicles and Passenger Vehicles below:


Model Factory order Delivery Timings Model Factory order Delivery Timings
Fiesta Van Feb / Mar 22 Transit Custom Mar / Apr 22
Ranger Apr / May 22 Tourneo Custom Mar / Apr 22
Transit Courier Feb / Mar 22 Transit V363 Van FWD – Feb / Mar 22
RWD – Apr / May 22
Transit Connect Apr / May 22 Other V363 FWD – Jan / Feb 22
RWD – Apr / May 22


Model Factory order Delivery Timings Model Factory order Delivery Timings
Fiesta Jan / Feb 22 Kuga P-HEV Dec 21 / Jan 22
EcoSport Nov / Dec 21 Kuga Other F-HEV – Feb / Mar 22
ICE – Mar / Apr 22
Puma Nov / Dec 21 Mondeo
Stop Build Mar 22 F-HEV – Dec 21 / Jan 22
ICE – Ordering Closed
Focus Dec 21 / Jan 22 S-MAX F-HEV – Jan / Feb 22
ICE – Apr / May 22
Mustang Mach-E Apr / May 22 Galaxy F-HEV – Jan / Feb 22
ICE – May / Jun 22

We are endeavouring to improve our delivery times and will communicate updates through the year as and when we have more information.

For more specific information on lead times please either contact your local Ford dealership or the Ford Business Centre by emailing

Yours sincerely,

Neil Wilson
Director, Fleet Operations
Ford Motor Company Limited

T: 03457232323

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AA identifies top five breakdown issues

Research by the AA has revealed the five most common causes of callouts for their patrols.
A study of all callouts across the UK over the last four years highlighted batteries as the number one cause of a breakdown, followed in order by tyres, engine failure, problems with high-voltage charging cables, and failure of in-car equipment.
  • Batteries: batteries are an issue all year round, but especially in the cold weather. As they are hidden away in the engine compartment, they are often forgotten about and as long as electrical systems are working, it is often assumed they are in premium condition – but like every other part on a car, batteries should be regularly checked. Even a well-maintained battery will come to the end of its useful life at some point, and it is better for that to be anticipated and the battery replaced before it fails suddenly, with all the issues that can cause.
  • Tyres: these are a constant issue – sub-standard road conditions in the UK do not help, with potholes able to puncture a tyre in an instant. The risk of punctures can be reduced by a driver looking well ahead on the road and seeking to avoid potholes, raised ironworks and so on. This should be accompanied by basic checks on tyre condition and pressure to ensure they are safe and legally compliant.
  • Engines: when it comes to engines, there may not be any warning that an issue is present. However, any unusual sounds emanating from the engine, or issues with reduced power and performance should be checked immediately at a garage.
  • HV charging cables: the appearance of HV charging cables on the list is a clear reflection of the greater use of electric vehicles across the UK. In simple terms, a non-functioning cable means the vehicle will run out of power. All AA patrols now carry a special fob, allowing them access to Chargemaster’s 5,000-strong Polar network, meaning electric vehicles can get moving again quickly.
  • In-car equipment failures: these can cover a multitude of issues, many of which cannot be anticipated. However, ensuring that service and maintenance intervals are adhered to, will minimise the risk of unanticipated issues.
Instilling good driving practices and ensuring that drivers make regular visual checks of their vehicles will help to highlight any issues as soon as they arise – and allow them to be addressed proactively, rather than failing in-service with all the disruption this can cause.
Similarly, making sure drivers bring their vehicles in for routine service is vital to identifying any potential issues and taking the necessary steps to repair or replace parts which may cause a problem.

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Update from GOV.UK – Million of self employed to benefit from second stage of support scheme

Update on GOV.​UK.

Million of self employed to benefit from second stage of support scheme

Page summary
Millions of self-employed people whose livelihoods have been affected by coronavirus will be able to claim a second payment of up to £6,570 from today – as the government continues to help drive the UK’s recovery.

Change made
First published.

Time updated
9:12am, 17 August 2020

NIVO – COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Statement 16/03/20

Dear Colleague,

With COVID-19 dominating the headlines daily, we would like to reassure you that NIVO Ltd is closely monitoring this fast-moving event and following all available advice from the World Health Organisation and UK Public Health Organisations.

As you would expect, we are taking this matter extremely seriously.

We have put in place plans to ensure the continuity of our service and are actively monitoring the ongoing situation. Our current assessment is that it’s business as usual, but should this change, we will update you.
The government has announced on 12th March 2020 that we are moving out of the contain phase and into delay, in response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.  As a result, they amended the advice regarding self-isolation at that time.

The amended guidance states that individuals should stay at home and not go out for 7 days if they have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.  You should not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.  You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation.  If placed under self-isolation:

  • plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure you can successfully stay at home
  • ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
  • stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible
  • sleep alone, if possible
  • wash hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
  • stay away from vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, as much as possible
  • If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999

Best regards

The NIVO Team.

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