Detroit

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

Ford’s Investment in EVs and Hybrids Continues to Surge

Yesterday Ford Motor Co. announced that the company would accelerate investment in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids.

Can Ford Become The New Nike?

Ford has become much more than an automobile manufacturing giant: it is a design firm, a technology company and a lifestyle brand that…

The Edible and Not-So Edible Materials Ending Up In Ford Cars

Leon Kaye had the chance to meet Ford Motor scientists and check out some of the edible, and not-so edible materials that are,…

Bill Ford: Mobility is Becoming a Human Rights Issue

Ford Motor Chairman Bill Ford opened his company’s meeting of journalists and bloggers last night with an inspirational talk about Ford’s evolution in…

Ford Announces New Energy Reduction Goals in Latest Sustainability Report

Ford released its most recent sustainability report late last week, explaining its achievements in energy efficiency, supply chain performance, waste diversion and water…

Alternative Food Distribution Networks May Alleviate Food Deserts

Back in April, the New York Times published a piece questioning the link between obesity and healthy food access. The main thrust of…