.North America
Ford Motor Company issued three safety recalls Friday affecting more than 800,000 SUVs and pickup trucks. (Photo credit: Twitter/@Ford)

  • Ford announced it was recalling about 775,000 Ford Explorer SUVs
  • The recall is effective worldwide and covers the 2013-2017 model years 
  • As of now, there have been six allegations of injury related to the Ford Explorer recall

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Ford once again is ramping up investment in zero-emission cars. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • The US automaker said it will increase investment in electric vehicles
  • The company last week unveiled an all-electric version of its bestselling F-150 truck
  • Ford has begun selling the electric Mustang Mach-E sport utility vehicle

.Detroit, MI, USA
The F-150 was first introduced in 1948, and remains one of Ford's classic offerings in the pickup section. (Photo credit: Screenshot/Instagram/@Ford)

  • This comes after Ford's $22 billion bid to ramp up electric vehicle production by 2025
  • Chairman Bill Ford termed the car as the 'smartest, cleanest' model in the line-up
  • Apart from on-road capabilities, the vehicle can reportedly act as an enegy source for a household for nearly 72 hours

.Dearborn, MI, USA
Biden visited the facility at Dearborn in Michigan. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Joe Biden drove Ford's F-150 Lightning vehicle
  • The visit was a part of his American Jobs Plan campaign
  • "This sucker's quick", he said after a test drive

.Helsinki, Finland
Hannu Mikkola Mikkola retired from the WRC on a full-time basis in 1991. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @OfficialWRC)

  • Hannu Mikkola started his career on home country rallies in a series of Volvo cars
  • Mikkola's move to Audi changed his career when he piloted a Quattro to two WRC wins
  • Mikkola's final win came  in Kenya in 1987 following which he  moved to Mazda

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Hannu Mikkola won his first World Rally Championship race in a Ford Escort. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @OfficialWRC)

  • Hannu Mikkola won the coveted World Rally Championship in 1983
  • He Finland's notoriously unnerving 1000 Lakes Rally seven times
  • Racing veterans like World Rally champions Carlos Sainz and Petter Solberg mourned his death

Auto companies across the industry must massively increase their sales of electric and hybrid cars. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@FordEu)

  • Ford will begin production of its first European-built all-electric passenger vehicle from 2023
  • The entire commercial vehicle range will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid
  • The assembly plant in Cologne will be upgraded accordingly

.New York, NY, USA
Analysts said President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion federal relief package picked up momentum. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Broad-based S&P 500 finished up 0.4% at 3,886.83
  • While tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 0.6% to 13,856.30
  • US jobs data showed the unemployment rate dropped to 6.3% in January

.São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Ford has employed over 5000 people in Brazil (Picture Credits: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • Before deciding to close down, Ford took cost cutting measures like exiting the truck market
  • New Vehicle sales in Brazil took a hit of 26% in 2020
  • Ford will continue with outsourcing in Argentina, Uruguay and rest of Latin America