23 Aug '13, 4pm

Miles per Square Foot, Anyone?

I had an unexpected moment of revelation during a recent conversation with John Viera, Director of Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters at Ford. We were talking about the various ways that Ford is improving fuel efficiency to reduce carbon emissions, expanding its focus on electrification, and increasing the use of sustainable materials like plant-based insulation, soy foams, and recycled plastic bottles for components, fabrics, and finishes. I had asked Viera what it will take to wean us off using petroleum to fuel our vehicles since the oil companies have such an oppressive stranglehold on the industry. He responded that it is a complex issue, not only because the oil companies are so influential, but also because many consumers still have a narrow definition of what they want in an “uncompromised vehicle”, which doesn’t necessarily include electrification. Vie...

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