Ford drops plan to manufacture EVs in India; opts out of PLI scheme

At that time, the company said it was exploring the possibility of using one of its plants in India to produce electric cars for exports


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Arindam MajumderShine Jacob New Delhi
American automaker Ford on Thursday said that it had withdrawn plans to manufacture electric vehicles (EVs) in India and it won’t invest in the country under the performance-linked incentive (PLI) scheme.

“After careful review, we have decided to no longer pursue EV manufacturing for exports from any of the Indian plants. We remain grateful to the government for approving our proposal under the PLI and for being supportive while we continued our exploration. Ford India’s previously announced business restructuring continues as planned, including exploring other alternatives for our manufacturing facilities. We continue to work closely with unions and other stakeholders to

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First Published: May 12 2022 | 3:08 PM IST

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