"We are moving full scale production of Escape PHEV to the 2021 model year. The first Escape PHEVs will be sold next year," a company spokesman said in a statement.
Ford of Europe was recalling 20,500 Kuga plug-in hybrids as seven of the SUVs sold in the region caught fire while recharging, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday.
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Ford, which builds Escape vehicles at Louisville plant in Kentucky, had first planned their production last spring, but that was delayed to this summer as the COVID-19 pandemic forced the automaker to shut factories.
(Reporting by Rama Venkat and Vishal Vivek in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)