Ford halts production of electric pickup after ‘potential’ battery issue
Ford announces return to Formula 1 racing
Ford President and CEO Jim Farley and Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domernicali discuss Ford’s growth in the auto industry and employment and announce its return to Formula 1 racing.
Ford Motor Co. says a battery problem has forced the second-largest U.S. automaker to stop production and delivery of its F-150 lightning electric truck, after just announcing 3,800 jobs in Europe would be cut to focus on improving its market share in the EV sector.
Ford spokesperson Emma Bergg said, "I can confirm a Stop Build and In-Transit Stop Ship for F-150 Lightning."
"As part of our pre-delivery quality inspections, a vehicle displayed a potential battery issue, and we are holding vehicles while we investigate," she added. "We are not aware of any incidences of this issue in the field."
ELECTRIC FORD F-150 LIGHTNING PRODUCTION INCREASED WITH THIRD SHIFT