As vehicle production facilities have shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, government agencies may be concerned about delays in receiving the vehicles they’ve ordered. Law enforcement agencies, working full-time during the crisis, may be especially concerned. Here’s what the Big 3 automakers have to say about production delays and deliveries of patrol vehicles.
“FCA law enforcement vehicles are subject to the same delays similar to our production vehicles. FCA is hoping to resume production activities at North American plants by mid-May, but only after all possible worker safety protocols have been implemented.
“2020-MY cutoff dates and 2021-MY order dates will be adjusted accordingly. These dates will be determined on a plant-by plant-basis, and will be announced once the plant production re-start dates are finalized.”
“We’ll have more details to share on production timing of all vehicles once we have safely brought our factories and facilities back online.”
“Our Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicle production has not been affected by COVID-19. We are working with customers to make outstanding deliveries according to their preferences, as some are short-staffed or have enacted policies to reduce their exposure.”
Thi Dao is executive editor of POLICE sister publication Government Fleet.