Cannabis Electric Car

Half a century ago Henry Ford built a car out of hemp and resin but the idea didn't catch on. Now Canadian company, Motive Industries, is building the Kestrel, a prototype electric car made from cannabis fiber.
The compact car, which will hold a driver and up to three passengers, will have a top speed of 90 kilometres per hour and a range of 40 to 160 kilometres before needing to be recharged, depending on the type of battery.It will be powered by a motor made by Boucherville, Que.-based TM4 Electrodynamic Systems. The car's body will be made of an impact-resistant composite material produced from mats of hemp, a plant from the cannabis family. The material is being supplied by Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures, a provincial Crown corporation that provides technical services and funding to help commercialize new technologies. The hemp is being grown in Vegreville, Alta.


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We thought the future was going to be so progressive however we are only taking steps back as we find we went to far away from simple things that worked. Our progressive behavior lead to consumerism which is using and demanding all our resources. When we run low to the point where we cannot sustain ourselves we will be forced to reach farther into space and continue to reak havoc... or we will return to our old ways and use the simple sustainable technologies we might have used long ago or ones that we skipped like a crack in the ground as we hoped from one technology to the next.
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