Lighter Weight Vehicles

You may have noticed Ford Motor Co. has been getting a lot of ink lately on its roll out of the 2015 F-150 pickup made with aluminum body panels, reducing its weight 700 pounds and getting better mileage (up to 30 mpg on the highway). Last week, I spoke with an...

Recycling at General Motors

The automaker generates an eye-popping $1 billion a year reusing or recycling materials that would otherwise be thrown away — everything from scrap steel and paint sludge to cardboard boxes and worn-out tires. It’s an unexpected but welcome revenue stream that comes...

The Parking Assistant

The self-driving car is a controversial topic on TreeHugger, as we discuss how it will change the way we use our cars and how it will change our cities. According to Dr. Werner Struth of Bosch, parts of it are already here, and the rest of it will arrive...