September 28, 2014

The World’s Most Eco-Friendly Car: Made From Hemp!

Green Ideal
The material for the Kestrel is being supplied by Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures, a provincial Crown corporation. The hemp is being grown in Vegreville, Alberta.

The car’s body will be made of an impact-resistant material produced from mats of hemp, a plant from the cannabis family. What’s more, the Kestrel’s hemp composite body shell passed its crash test in strong form and unlike steel, the panels will bounce back into shape after impact.

Hemp is mechanically similar to glass, but it’s even lighter, which helps boost fuel efficiency. 

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