Detroit

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Chinese Investors Set Their Sights on Detroit

Can a cash infusion from China help save Detroit? Investors from China are keen on buying houses, but whether such spending could revive…
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Zagster and Rock Ventures Launch Bike Sharing in Detroit

Yesterday Dan Gilbert's Rock Ventures launched a bike sharing program in tandem with Zagster in downtown Detroit.
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An Almost “Eco” Architectural and Automotive Tour of Detroit

While TriplePundit was in Michigan last week, we had an opportunity to drive a 2014 Ford Escape around Detroit for individual architectural tours.
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Environmental Justice in Detroit: Hope Rises Amid Toxic Communities

Detroit zip code 48217 is the most toxic in Michigan and thirdmost in the nation. A crush of polluting industries tower over a…
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Are Entrepreneurs (i.e. White People) Bad for Detroit?

Detroit entrepreneurs are getting a bad rap in the Motor City. So are white people really bad for Detroit?
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Ford and GM to Join Forces On Fuel Efficient Transmission Systems

On Monday, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors (GM) inked an agreement that links both companies to develop next generation transmissions for cars…
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10 Sustainable Business Trends Underway in Detroit (Photo Tour)

Let me share some developments pointing to why I believe Detroit’s transformation is turning the city into an exciting sustainability laboratory.
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Via Motors Brings Electric Plug-in Heft to the Truck

Last week in Detroit, Via Motors unveiled the concept E-REV VTRUX, a retrofitted GM electric pick-up truck that gets 40 miles of range…
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Can #GivingTuesday Bring Back The True Meaning of Giving?

Giving Tuesday is an initiative that seeks to bring together individuals and companies to rethink what it means to participate in this annual…
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EV Review: New Chevrolet Spark EV Surprises with Powerful Torque and Road Handling

The Spark’s “green” credentials comes with performance that will shock many drivers with its powerful torque, spry road handling and entertainment options.
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Ford’s C-MAX Energi Matches Fuel Efficiency With Performance

Ford Motor’s C-MAX Energi is a huge step forward for PHEVs--and Detroit--with its impressive performance and miles per gallon equivalent.
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How The New Mobility Grid Can Spark Transportation Solutions

Imagine a day when steps from your door, you could enter a vital network or grid of New Mobility options, places that connect…
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New Ford Plug-In Scores California Carpool Lane Approval

This week Ford Motor’s C-MAX Energi scored approval for the Golden State’s Green Clean Air Vehicle Sticker under the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program.
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Demand For Bioplastics Creates Strange Industry Bedfellows

The demand for bioplastics creates odd bedfellows, as in today's announcement that Ford and Weyerhaeuser will collaborate on developing new car parts.
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GM Scrap Becomes Coats For Detroit’s Homeless

GM scrap ends up as the source of material for coats that keep Detroit's homeless warm during the frigid winter months.