Ford’s bevy of new, well-received products and willingness to embrace the future has earned it plenty of accolades in recent months, including a second-place ranking on Fast Company‘s 2022 Most Innovative Companies in Design list, while CEO Jim Farley wound up making this year’s Bloomberg 50 rankings and Ford F-150 Lightning chief engineer Linda Zhang earned a “Future 50” award from T3. Now, The Blue Oval’s list of accolades continues to grow, as Time Magazine has added Ford to its 100 Most Influential Companies list for 2022.
Time‘s Most Influential Companies list recognizes the top 100 companies making an extraordinary impact around the world, as opposed to the Time 100 List, which is a list of the world’s most influential people. When compiling this list, Time considered a wide array of companies representing a large number of sectors, including health care, transportation, technology, and entertainment. The magazine’s editors then evaluated each based on its relevance, impact, innovation, leadership, and success.
“Cars, SUVs, pickups, and other light-duty trucks account for over half of all U.S. transportation emissions, making electric vehicles (EVs) key to mitigating climate change,” Time said of its selection. “But it’s not enough to just offer EVs – people have to actually want them. Ford’s approach, under CEO Jim Farley – electrify some of its most popular models, like the F-150, long America’s best-selling pickup. And it’s working – demand for the all-electric F-150 Lightning helped push Ford’s market value over $100 billion for the first time in January.”
“I am honored that Ford has been named to Time‘s list of the 100 Most Influential Companies,” said Bill Ford, FoMoCo’s executive chair. “This is especially gratifying because it is not about any individual, but rather a recognition of our incredible employees who work tirelessly to leave the world a better place for our kids and grandkids. Through their hard work, innovation, and creativity, we are fundamentally changing the future of transportation and mobility, and building a cleaner future.”
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Good job All!