Interview: Debbie Mielewski, Senior Technical Leader of Ford’s Materials Sustainability Lab

Recycled money, agave, and ketchup are turned into car parts for the future

When walking through Ford Motor Company‘s Materials Sustainability Lab in Dearborn, Michigan, one can’t help but feel like they’re in a fictional laboratory from a Roald Dahl book. Here, however, the innovation is real and the impact is tangible. Led by Senior Technical Leader Debbie Mielewski, this facility aims to produce car parts from the unimaginable. It’s more than a demonstration of Ford’s commitment to …

Test Drive: 2013 Lincoln MKZ

We test drive the revamped American luxury sedan through Brooklyn's waterfront

American luxury car-maker Lincoln, a division of the Ford Motor Company, is transforming. Long known for their plush sedans, the Lincoln Motor Company is making a push from their large, traditionally American sedans toward sporty, technology-minded cars for the contemporary age. We tested the 2013 MKZ—the brand’s mid-sized luxury sedan—in both the 3.7L Duratec V6 and the 2.0L Hybrid editions. Lincoln’s “Hello, Again” tour saw …