Ford Motor Co.’s Model U concept, unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, is a family vehicle that needs cultivation as much as assembly. Model U is powered by 2.3L I-4 internal combustion engine that runs on hydrogen. Dubbed by Ford the “Model T of the 21st Century,” the Model U is green not from cradle to grave, but from cradle to cradle, the auto maker says. In other words, it features materials that never enter the waste chain. Consider the ...

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