Greener, safer, better

Reducing energy usage both in manufacture and during the product life cycle is central to creating a competitive edge, whether it's a consumer product or a high-end luxury item. Central to better design is responding to the ever tightening grip of rising material prices and safety legislation to deliver new and innovative products. Efficiency sells products. Ford's approach caught our eye:

http://www.imeche.org/news/engineering/ford-unveils-solar-panel-car