The World’s Most Eco-Friendly Car: It’s Made Entirely From HEMP


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hempcarYou would never think that a single plant could solve most of the worlds problems, well it can. Hemp has over 50, 000 uses, why this plant remains illegal is causing confusion among many. Everything from clothes, medicine, fabrics, fuel and more, hemp is definitely a large threat to a variety of corporations that control energy, health and a number of other industries. Many corporations would see a decline in profit if hemp were to be legalized. One in particular this article will focus on is the automobile industry.

The worlds most Eco-friendly car, the Kestrel, was designed in Canada by Calgary-based Motive Industries INC. Unlike the United States government, the Canadian government is open to hemp farming and actively supporting the industrial hemp industry and it’s potential benefit for us and our environment.

It has a top speed of 90 km per hour and a range of approximately 100 miles before needing to be recharged. It’s powered by a motor made by TM4 Electrodynamic Systems, a Quebec based company.

It’s weight is approximately 2,500 pounds, and has a very affordable price given the fact that hemp is very easy to grow and requires nothing but the sun. It fits 4 passengers and the production version of it was supposed to be available this year. Since the unveiling of it a couple of years ago, everything all of a sudden has become quiet. You can contact the developers here for more information if you are interested or would like to get your hands on one.

The body of the car is completely impact-resistant and made entirely out of hemp. When we think of cars we think of gasoline, steel, pollution, etc. Even though we have had some innovative and visually pleasing cars on the road today, it is difficult to ignore the sheer environmental impact that modern cars create.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a hemp car making noise, did you know that Henry Ford spent more than a decade researching and building his Model T car? This was in the 1940’s, it was completely made from hemp. This car was 10 times stronger than steel and was also designed to run off of hemp bio-fuel! Whatever happened to this idea? Read more about that here.

To think that even one of the founders of a major car manufacturer was trying to give the world a vehicle that was safe, strong and clean for the environment is good to know. At the same time, his invention was so suppressed that it is somewhat disheartening. How did we go from such an obvious and intelligent discovery, to using gasoline, steel and other non-harmonious materials? It’s important to keep in mind that not only do we need to look at the pollution factor of material while in use, we should also be aware of the pollution caused from manufacturing and creating of cars from raw materials.

Looking at hemp, it complies with every Eco-standard  that exists today; in fact, it blows them out of the water. The suppression of this technology is largely due to the fact that hemp was outlawed in the US in 1937 due to the potential damaging effect it would have on many powerful industries at that time. I highly recommend you check out the full story we wrote on how hemp became illegal.

The Kestrel’s hemp composite body shell passed its crash test in strong form, unlike steel, the panels bounce back into shape after impact. Hemp also has the same mechanical properties as glass. It is even lighter than glass and these properties help boost fuel efficiency.

The oldest known records of hemp farming go back 5000 years in China. For thousands of years, 90% of all ships sails and rope made from hemp. Hemp is an unlimited, forever lasting resource. For that reason alone it is a threat to our current financial and economic systems. It seems the systems we have in place are used to justify why products like this cannot be mass marketed and mass distributed. It’s time for a change, and it’s time for us to implement new methods and technologies that are more harmonious with the planet.

Sources:

http://www.motiveind.com/services-design.html

http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/stories/canadian-firm-goes-green-with-hemp-car

http://www.truthonpot.com/2013/07/11/the-worlds-most-eco-friendly-hemp-car-the-kestrel/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/cannabis-electric-car-to-be-made-in-canada-1.903115

http://www.mobilemag.com/2010/09/15/first-kestrel-hemp-electric-car-photos-unveiled/


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  2. Ok, interesting article, but Seriously you really need to fact check. First of all the car is NOT, I repeat NOT made entirely from hemp. The body might be made from hemp, the seats might be, but i’ll guarantee you that the motor, the drivetrain, and the electronics in the vehicle are NOT made from hemp. What about the Glass. Last i checked it was made from silica.

    Second issue. YOU SAID that the Model T was made from hemp in the 1940’s. REALLY? LOL try again. The Model T ford was manufactured from 1908 til 1927. Furthermore, Henry Ford never researched making the car from hemp. In 1908 there was a hemp fuel option that was phased out in the early 1920s because it was too costly to use when oil prices dropped The model T was always made and was designed to be made from wood and steel not hemp. Furthmore, hemp oil was used in a diesel engine, not a gasoline engine, and gasoline engine was designed for various reason of which one was it was more reliable in colder regions and did not gel up like diesel will.

    • Yes the car isn’t made entirely, I should have said predominately….As far as Ford, I am aware of the hemp engine, but do you have any sources to back up that the Model wasn’t made from hemp?

  3. WTF? “Hemp also has the same mechanical properties as glass. It is even lighter than glass and these properties help boost fuel efficiency.”
    Do you have a clue? How much of the rest of this article is as correct?

  4. Hemp is being held down by the politicians who are on the payrolls of big business. We are all aware that politicians are thieves and liars. They will hold the newly arriving hemp industry down for personal gain. Hemp has been used by intelligent societies for thousands of years. Hemp was originally outlawed in the U.S. as a result of competition with big business, who was experiencing diminished bottom lines. Big business interests paid off their lackey political friends to equate hemp with marihuana. Total nonsense but it worked . the moronic citizens permitted the Congress to schedule hemp as a dangerous narcotic. The same situation exists today with the exception that the government is fooling a totally new group of moronic citizens. We have permitted corrupt organization like the D.E.A. to frighten us. The D.E.A. should be outlawed and exposed for the corrupt trash that they are. The states must demand their rights and tell the U.S. government to get out of their towns by sundown. Hemp will revitalize the U.S given the opportunity. Any political entity that takes the wrong position should be gotten rid of. I do not mean next year. I mean now. Let us dispose of the incompetent lying thieves in Congress and get on with serious business. Hemp will enrich our lives as well as our bank accounts. Come on folks, get off your rear ends and take a stand.

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