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ELECTRIC CAR USES HEMP COMPOSITE

22/07/11

ELECTRIC CAR USES HEMP COMPOSITE   Electric car uses hemp composite to reduce weight to 2500 pounds Fast Fiber Plastics and hemp make for a strong, light, fuel-efficient body by Motive Industries Introducing Kestrel, The First Road-Ready Car Built Out Of Hemp | Popular Science In 1941, Henry Ford developed a car body made from […]

ELECTRIC CAR USES HEMP COMPOSITE

 

Electric car uses hemp composite to reduce weight to 2500 pounds

KestrelFast Fiber Plastics and hemp make for a strong, light, fuel-efficient body by Motive Industries

Introducing Kestrel, The First Road-Ready Car Built Out Of Hemp | Popular Science

In 1941, Henry Ford developed a car body made from organic fibers, including hemp. Today, the first production-ready bio-composite electric car will be released. The Kestrel is a three-door hatchback, manufactured by Motive Industries. The hemp composite, which is as strong as marine-grade fiberglass, cuts the weight of the car including battery to 2,500 pounds. By 2012, thousands of these hemp-mobiles will be on the road. The price will be around $25,000.

To make this resilient, lightweight compound, hemp stalks are combed and rolled into a mat that is infused with a polymer resin. the hemp makes the biocomposite’s flexibility similar to the carbon fiber used in racecars.

More info to follow  http://endangeredspaces.blogspot.com/2011/02/electric-car-uses-hemp-composite-to.html

Source:  HEMP ASSOCIATION OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC     www.konopi.info

 

 

 

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