Japan just unveiled the futuristic car made from wood. A project undertaken in conjunction with Kyoto University, this environment-friendly car’s production process will have the least carbon emissions in the car manufacturing industry. It is called the Nanocellulose Vehicle, or NCV.
Here are some of its features:
- The entire car is composed of Cellulose Nano Fibre (CNF). CNF is a plant derived material, made from wood, agricultural waste, and other organic materials.
- CNF is not only one-fifth the weight of steel but is five times stronger than the steel.
- CNF is used in composing most of the bodywork and part of the tub, which makes this car half as light as traditional cars.
- Production process will have the least carbon emissions in the car manufacturing industry.
- Just like supercars, butterfly doors and sharp-cut angles of this car are similar to Lamborghini or Pagani.
- Interior of the car has a more traditional Japanese aesthetic look.
- The interior features kimono-wrapped seats and a gorgeous wooden dashboard.
- Powered by hydrogen fuel cells, this eco-friendly car has a top speed capped at a mere 12 mph (20 km/h).
Check out a video on YouTube.