I'm not in Detroit for the star-studded events, nor the many shiny cars. I'm here because I wanted to talk to designers about the future of cars. I was also curious about an electric car concept to be premiered. I wanted to know if the effort to make a sustainable car was genuine. I got some answers. Mostly good. I recorded the conversations and will transcribe some, and podcast others, shortly. In the meantime, here's the electric car that GM launched today, the Volt. It's right in line with what I believe will make sustainability ultimately successful, it's a hot car that's also green. Like the Tesla, I'd rather drive this than a bowl of granola, the difference is, this one is targeted to the rest of us (read affordable). Another view after the jump. See all the new cars from the auto show at Autoblog.