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  • Ford to suspend production today at Mexico plant on materials shortage Oct 15, 2021 10:56 AM IST

    Ford to suspend production today at Mexico plant on materials shortage

    Ford had also suspended production from Oct. 11-12 at its Hermosillo plant, where it makes its Bronco Sport SUV and Maverick compact pickup.

  • Ford JV partner SK sees US battery shortage persisting until 2025 Oct 05, 2021 07:50 AM IST

    Ford JV partner SK sees US battery shortage persisting until 2025

    SK Innovation’s battery unit, SK On, is also considering developing lithium iron phosphate batteries (LFP), which have an advantage in cost and thermal stability despite a lower driving range, Kim Jun, chief executive of SK Innovation and Jee Dong-seob, CEO of SK On, said.

  • SK Innovation to invest $4.3 billion in US battery production with Ford Motor Sep 28, 2021 08:00 AM IST

    SK Innovation to invest $4.3 billion in US battery production with Ford Motor

    The South Korean battery maker, which supplies electric car batteries to Ford Motor and Hyundai Motor Co, among others, has battery production sites in the United States, Hungary, China and South Korea.

  • Indian auto dealers ask government for help after Ford exit setback Sep 24, 2021 08:41 AM IST

    Indian auto dealers ask government for help after Ford exit setback

    The U.S. company this month said it will stop making cars in the country and end its over two-decades long presence. It took a $2 billion hit and said it does not see a path to profitability, but the auto dealers group said this has left dealers in the lurch.

  • Ford wakes up badly burnt from its India dream Sep 17, 2021 02:11 PM IST

    Ford wakes up badly burnt from its India dream

    The economy had been liberalised in 1991, the government was welcoming investors, and the middle class was expected to fuel a consumption frenzy. Rising disposable income would help foreign carmakers to a market share of as much as 10%, forecasters said.

  • Ford to boost F-150 Lightning production capacity to 80,000 per year Sep 17, 2021 07:24 AM IST

    Ford to boost F-150 Lightning production capacity to 80,000 per year

    The U.S. automaker said it would invest $250 million and add 450 hourly jobs across three Michigan facilities to lift production, having already garnered more than 150,000 reservations for the truck to date.

  • FADA seeks clarity from Ford on compensation structure for dealers Sep 16, 2021 02:16 PM IST

    FADA seeks clarity from Ford on compensation structure for dealers

    In a letter to Ford India MD President and Managing Director Anurag Mehrotra, FADA President Vinkesh Gulati pointed out the difficulties being faced by the company’s dealers across the country.

  • Explained | After GM and Harley Davidson, why ford is exiting India? Sep 16, 2021 01:54 PM IST

    Explained | After GM and Harley Davidson, why ford is exiting India?

    US carmaker Ford has announced to shut down production in India due to mounting losses and lack of growth. But, this was not the only reason why the company had to exit India. Watch the video to know the factors that drove Ford and other auto majors out of India, and what it means for the country. What went wrong for Ford In India? What happens to the existing car owners? Let's find out.

  • Ford's exit, while inevitable, denies India access to its future auto technologies Sep 13, 2021 12:48 PM IST

    Ford's exit, while inevitable, denies India access to its future auto technologies

    Ford's exit is a loss for India, not in terms of its past performance but in terms of its promise. As we move into the era of smart vehicles and clean energy, India needs the technologies to power the new generation of vehicles 

  • Ford exit not a reflection on Indian economy, says government Sep 11, 2021 09:35 AM IST

    Ford exit not a reflection on Indian economy, says government

    Ford had on September 9 said it was "forced" to end manufacturing operations in India and close plants at Sanand and Chennai due to "huge accumulated losses and lack of growth in a difficult market"

  • Why Ford is exiting India and what it means for customers Sep 10, 2021 12:16 PM IST

    Why Ford is exiting India and what it means for customers

    How did a brand known for making dynamic, performance-oriented machines come to exit India? And where does that leave its customers?

  • Ford dealers invested over Rs 2,000 cr to set up sales infra; staring at huge loss: FADA Sep 09, 2021 09:08 PM IST

    Ford dealers invested over Rs 2,000 cr to set up sales infra; staring at huge loss: FADA

    Terming the company decision as shocking, the industry body noted that the dealers have invested over Rs 2,000 crore in creating sales infrastructure while employing around 40,000 people across the country.

  • Ford Motor to close manufacturing plants in India after $2 billion loss Sep 09, 2021 03:11 PM IST

    Ford Motor to close manufacturing plants in India after $2 billion loss

    The decision by Ford Motor Company to shutter plants in Sanand and Chennai comes after accumulated losses over 10 years and lack of growth. At least 4,000 employees to be affected by the move.

  • Until 2023? Parts shortage will keep auto prices sky-high Sep 05, 2021 07:40 PM IST

    Until 2023? Parts shortage will keep auto prices sky-high

    Automakers have been considering shifting to an order-based distribution system rather than keeping huge supplies on dealer lots. But no one knows whether such a system would prove more efficient.

  • Elon Musk says shipment of Tesla Roadster is delayed till 2023 Sep 02, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    Elon Musk says shipment of Tesla Roadster is delayed till 2023

    Elon Musk had earlier said in comedian Joe Rogan's podcast that Roadster was a lower priority and compared it to a "dessert". "We gotta get the meat and potatoes and greens and stuff," he said.

  • Maruti Suzuki to hike prices in September Aug 30, 2021 11:29 AM IST

    Maruti Suzuki to hike prices in September

    The Delhi-based carmaker had hiked prices in April and July this year.

  • Ford approaches rival carmakers to explore tie-ups for Indian operations: Report Jul 29, 2021 10:10 AM IST

    Ford approaches rival carmakers to explore tie-ups for Indian operations: Report

    In January 2021, Ford had called off its proposed joint venture with Mahindra & Mahindra, citing challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Ford unveils its electric strategy under new Ford+ plan May 28, 2021 06:33 PM IST

    Ford unveils its electric strategy under new Ford+ plan

    With electric vehicles clearly set as the future of automobility, the Ford+ plan focuses on EVs and in particular the development of two bespoke platforms.

  • Ford says 40% of sales to be electric vehicles by 2030 May 26, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    Ford says 40% of sales to be electric vehicles by 2030

    The US automaker announced it is increasing its investment in electrification to more than $30 billion by 2025, boosting the amount from the $22 billion announced in February.

  • Ford follows GM, VW with two new dedicated EV platforms by 2025 May 26, 2021 09:50 AM IST

    Ford follows GM, VW with two new dedicated EV platforms by 2025

    The all-EV platforms are part of an ambitious multi-year, multi-billion-dollar plan the No. 2 U.S. automaker will outline to investors at its Capital Markets Day in an online event.

  • Ford F-150 Lightning all-electric pickup truck unveiled globally; will launch in the US during spring May 20, 2021 05:38 PM IST

    Ford F-150 Lightning all-electric pickup truck unveiled globally; will launch in the US during spring

    Ford claims the F-150 is capable of carrying close to 907 kg along with a towing capacity of 4.5 tonnes.

  • Ford Motor, SK Innovation to announce EV battery joint venture: Sources May 20, 2021 02:34 AM IST

    Ford Motor, SK Innovation to announce EV battery joint venture: Sources

    A memorandum of understanding about the joint venture will be announced on Thursday, the sources, who asked not to be identified, told Reuters. The deal may eventually include a jointly owned plant to make battery cells for use in rechargeable EV batteries, the sources said.

  • Ford is calling their electric pickup F-150 Lightning; unveiling scheduled for May 19 May 12, 2021 06:55 PM IST

    Ford is calling their electric pickup F-150 Lightning; unveiling scheduled for May 19

    The Lightning brand can trace its heritage back to the 1990’s with the SVT F-150 a proper sport pickup.

  • In Pictures: Best-selling sedans for March 2021 Apr 08, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    In Pictures: Best-selling sedans for March 2021

    Here are the best-selling sedans for March 2021

  • In Pics | Top-10 selling SUVs for March 2021 Apr 07, 2021 02:10 PM IST

    In Pics | Top-10 selling SUVs for March 2021

    Here are the best-selling SUVs for March 2021.

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