This sports convertible puts new significance to “high-performance” vehicle.
Developed from the chassis of a Mazda, the automobile is made from cannabis hemp, and is touted as potentially leading the charge in making carbon-neutral automobiles.
Bruce Michael Dietzen living in Florida, the mastermind behind the green device, hopes his environmentally friendly automobile will weed out the taboo behind the cannabis plant.
And with a body at least 10 times more dent-resistant than steel, the automobile wouldn’t require as much of a repair after any accident.
“The body of the car uses about 100 pounds of woven hemp,” stated Dietzen.
Constructing the vehicle was no pipe dream for Dietzen, who found motivation after hearing about famed industrialist Henry Ford using the long lasting material in 1941 to construct the world’s very first soybean-hemp automobile.
However obtaining the questionable material showed harder than he anticipated.
“I live in Florida, hemp is still unlawful to grow so I needed to import the woven material all the way from China since we still don’t have the facilities that can make hemp materials,” he stated.
It cost the former Dell exec $200,000 to develop the car, which works on a bio fuel made from recycled farming waste that is expected to have a much lower carbon footprint than conventional electric-powered automobiles.