Japanese ‘Supercar’ made from Recycled Wood

By: | November 9th, 2019

Image courtesy Jalopnik

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.

Image courtesy Jalopnik

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.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. You can also find Nidhi on Google+.

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