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Ford offers inside look at green tech (photos)

At this year's Forward with Ford tech and design conference at the automaker's HQ, Ford executives and designers revealed efforts to make the company a leader in green design.

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Veggie version of Ford Hybrid

DEARBORN, Mich.--Ford used this year's Forward with Ford event here to promote its ongoing efforts to develop alternative-fuel vehicles partially made using recycled materials. To mark the event, Ford eco-decorated this display model of a Focus Hybrid.
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Ford Bioseat

The foam, linings, and other materials making up Ford's Bioseat are made from reclaimed plastic, soybeans, and other renewable materials.
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Ford Bio-door

Everything from recycled cotton to plastics from castaway soda bottles goes into the formation of Ford's Bio-door construction.
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2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid features a regenerative braking system that enables the cars to capture braking energy and store it for later use.
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Ford Focus electric vehicle

The Ford all-electric vehicle will have an electric motor and high-voltage lithium ion battery with zero emissions.
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Ford C-MAX Energi

The Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid electric provides maximum fuel efficiency by pairing a unique high-voltage battery and electric motor with a gasoline engine.

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