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Ford CEO ‘humbled’ to team up with top environmentalist as part of global team

Ford CEO 'humbled' to team up with top environmentalist as part of global team
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By Phoebe Wall Howard

The automaker and the environmentalist. It’s not a mismatched-buddy movie. It’s an effort to make transportation safer, cleaner and equitable. Jim Farley and Mary Nichols are together leading a global team that includes some of the most innovative minds in business, technology and public policy with a plan to help shape the future — not just for the U.S. but the world.

“By advocating for policies that improve and equalize transportation in our cities and communities while protecting our personal safety and the planet, we can make a fundamental difference in people’s lives,” Farley, the Ford CEO, told the Free Press. He is co-chair of the Commission on the Future of Mobility with Nichols, former czar of the powerful California Air Resources Board who is often characterized as a nemesis of the auto industry in her fight for clean air.

“I’m proud to be representing the auto industry in this effort — especially at a time when we are experiencing tremendous forces of disruption, from new technology to climate change,” Farley said. “We have a significant opportunity ahead, and I’m humbled and excited to be leading the charge alongside Mary Nichols and the other members of the commission.” This […]

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