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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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The Cars of 2020: Looking back at all the cars launched this year

This year was challenging for the automotive industry. The Taal ashfall (yes, that really happened this year), and the economic slowdown due to COVID-19 meant that new cars sales dropped. Still, car brands were quick to adopt to the times—introducing new offerings through video conferencing and even launching their respective virtual showrooms.

With that in mind, here are the new cars that were launched this year.

JANUARY

Ford Ranger FX4

Ford Philippines opened 2020 with the introduction of two new variants of its bestselling Ranger pickup truck—the FX4 in manual and automatic transmission guise (it was introduced as a 4×2

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Bill Ford Named Automotive News Industry Leader Of The Year

This year has, without a doubt, been one of the most challenging in history for automakers. When the Detroit Big Three were forced to shut down production in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, it was an unprecedented move, especially considering the fact that Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors remain bitter rivals. But the smooth talks between them, spearheaded by Ford executive chairman Bill Ford, are one of the major reasons why the coordinated process actually worked.

It’s also one of the main reasons why Automotive News chose to name Bill Ford its Industry Leader of

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2020 Automotive News All-Stars navigated a year unlike any other

The auto industry is resilient” is said so often, it borders on trite. Top leaders at automakers, suppliers and retailers have steered their businesses through the periodic downturns of the economic cycle — most recently, the global financial crisis that spawned the devastating Great Recession — by making tough but smart decisions. That’s the job.

An economic downturn is a normal, if unpleasant, part of life a business leader often can plan for. But a pandemic?

This year’s Automotive News All-Stars class confronted a threat like one America hasn’t seen since the industry’s early days, when the totality of U.S.

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USPS removed 711 sorting machines this year, new court documents show

In written testimony and documents submitted Wednesday to a federal court in New York, the postal service’s director of processing operation disclosed the high number of removals, which is the most that occurred in one year of President Donald Trump’s tenure and roughly double the machines USPS typically removes in a given year.

These are the sorting machines USPS removed that would handle mail and election ballots

Many postal service employees confirmed that the removal of outdated machines was routine, but raised concerns of doing so in an election year where millions of Americans are expected to vote by mail.

The numbers in the court papers, provided by USPS official Jason DeChambeau, show this

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