Motive announces bio-composite bodied Kestrel electric vehicle

Canadian car company Motive has announced the development of a bio-composite bodied electric vehicle, dubbed the Kestrel.

It will make its full debut at the EV 2010 VÉ Conference and Trade Show in Vancouver this September. The Kestrel will be a four passenger compact car, powered by an unspecified electric drivetrain. The body is made of an impact resistant bio-composite using… wait for it… hemp mats. For those of you who don’t know, hemp is a fibre gathered from cannabis plants, which, of course, are often used as illicit drugs.

Motive believes that they can achieve their goal of the same mechanical properties as glass composites with less weight using this bio-composite. We’ll have more details for you once the car is unveiled.

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Source: Motive

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