Category: Automotive News

Automotive 30% Club announces the winners of its 2020 awards

The Automotive 30% Club’s has announced the winners of its Inspiring Automotive Women Awards 2020.

Sponsored by Jardine Motors, the awards recognise and celebrate the unsung heroes of the automotive industry and are unique in the sector because anyone can nominate a woman who works within the Club’s member companies, on the basis that they have personally been inspired by them, irrespective of role or seniority.

From the 30 winners selected, the judges felt that four women were deserving of an additional accolade and therefore have received special recognition for their achievements:

  • Clare Wright, Group HR Director, Jardine Motors Group
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Bill Ford is Automotive News’ 2020 Indusry Leader of the Year

Ford says the decision makes business sense, especially as it ramps up its electric vehicle offerings. He also felt it was the right decision ethically, despite the political implications.

“I’ve always believed we should be looking long term,” he said. “I feel like I’m working for my children and grandchildren. Because of that, you have to ask yourself, what kind of world are they going to come into and inherit?”

One of the vehicles that will help Ford meet those stricter standards will be arriving on dealer lots within weeks: the Mustang Mach-E.

Ford was reluctant to allow the team

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All the Automotive News You Missed This Week That You Should Know About

Much as we hate to admit it, we here at Gear Patrol can’t cover all the cool new product developments in the motoring world. Not even close. Between the new vehicles hitting the streets, the technological developments being announced that pave the way for the cars of tomorrow, and all the accessories and modifications whipped up by even just the reputable companies alone, we’d need a staff of a dozen working around the clock to even hope to cover everything that might pique your interest.

So we’ve decided to try something new: pulling together a quick list of some of

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2020-bergstrom-infiniti | Automotive News

Bergstrom Automotive took a centralized approach to COVID-19 protocol for its dealerships. As such, the group provided a singular response to Automotive News‘ survey questions, which focused heavily on the pandemic, for all 16 of its stores that made the Best Dealerships To Work For list this year.

Dealer: John Bergstrom

Dealership group: Bergstrom Automotive

Full-time employees: 25

CEO John Bergstrom on lessons from the pandemic about being a better employer:
“We have to understand our team members’ personal lives much more deeply. We were always focused on our teammates as family and engaged with their significant others, children’s

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Cars we’re thankful for in 2020

In what’s probably one of the biggest understatements of all time, things weren’t normal this year in the car world or anywhere. Car shows went out the window, as did press drives across the country and the world. But all the weirdness makes us all the more thankful for what we did get. The car news kept coming, some of it extremely exciting, like a new Bronco, an electric Hummer and much more. And we still got to drive cars and bring you along for the rides. And in keeping with the spirit of the week, we wanted to share

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