GREEN drivers may soon be travelling in “cannabis cars” which can be recycled. Ministers have coughed up £500,000 to develop the world’s first sustainable vehicle made from hemp.
The joint project between the environment department DEFRA, car giant Ford
and growers Hemcore aims to create new materials based on plant fibres to
replace metal and oil-based plastic components.
Developers Qinetiq have already designed hemp replacements for the accelerator, brake and clutch pedals. As the technology improves, it may be used
for larger car parts such as body panels.http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007320802,00.html