If our post about Motive Industries hemp composite electric car had you jonesin' for more info, not to worry. We've just scored more straight dope on the green machine that we're only too happy to pass a bong along.
There's no shortage of pro-hemp advocates in the car world, and right now is the perfect time to mark their influence on the way automakers build cars and how some people power them. Of course, weed and hemp are not the same thing, but this is the best we can do to mark the occasion. Here are the hemp+car stories we've had on AutoblogGreen over the past year. Enjoy.
Yesterday, I posted about the Ford Hemp car video on YouTube after getting a tip from Manu Sharma. Manu followed up with me and gently corrected me that he's a he, not a she. More germane to AutoblogGreen, Manu corrects some of the information he found, including the fact that the hemp plastic body on the car is actually 33 percent lighter than a comparable steel body would be (not 44 percent). Manu found the following in the December 1941 issue of Popular Mechanics:
- Our favorite reveals from the LA Auto Show
- You can probably get a great deal on a new Fiat
- 2016 Holiday Gift Guide
- Is it time to buy a Pontiac Aztek?
- Fastest-depreciating cars in the United States
- Most and least efficient car companies