The upside of tax reform has made many automakers reluctant to put lobbying muscle fully behind a fight to preserve an incentive for a market that only represents 1 percent of sales. But an alliance of environmentalists and utilities is stepping up.
A longtime confidant of Henry Ford II, Miller helped modernize Ford Motor Co.'s management and financial controls before rising to president in the 1960s. He was the last surviving member of the ten so-called Whiz Kids hired as a group after World War II to transform Ford.
Chariot, a Silicon Valley shuttle service owned by Ford, has agreed to pay $50,000 as part of a settlement with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California over allegations it discriminated against disabled customers.