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How policy uncertainty, other factors made Ford pull the plug on its EV PLI

The decision comes as a blow for the 4,000-odd employees at Ford India's Maraimalai Nagar plant near Chennai and in Sanand, Gujarat

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Given that EVs will enjoy robust demand as climate change obligations kick in around the world, why did Ford exit an incentive scheme within three months of signing on?

Shine Jacob Chennai
Earlier this month, Ford India announced that it had dropped its plans to make electric vehicles (EVs) in India, which it intended to export, under the production-linked incentive scheme (PLI). Ford was among 20 companies that had signed a Champion OEM Incentive Scheme under the PLI project with the government in February this year.

The decision comes as a blow for the 4,000-odd employees at Ford India’s Maraimalai Nagar plant near Chennai and in Sanand, Gujarat. In September last year, the company had announced that it would exit the India market, which it had entered in 1995 through an on-again,

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First Published: May 26 2022 | 6:00 AM IST

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