Ford Model U – Green, Clean… Edible?

ford_model_u.jpgThis isn’t exactly new information, it’s something a friend of mine dug up. But it’s new to me, and very interesting. The Ford Model U was a concept car from 2003 that ran on a hydrogen engine. But the most interesting thing about it was the soy and corn based tires, panels, and engine oil.
I’ve no idea how well it stood up in the rain, or in crash tests, but it proves that Ford has been at least *thinking* about something other than the status quo.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He was instrumental in the creation of TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years as well as an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.