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While other car companies are claiming their vehicles are environment-friendly, product designers Kenneth Cobonpue and Albrecht Birkner took it a step further by making the world’s first roadster made from bamboo and rattan.

The Phoenix concept car was built mostly by biodegradable materials in a span of 10 days. Its purpose is to make vehicles “green enough” once it has outlived its purpose.

“This project attempts to unveil the future of green vehicles using woven skins from organic fibers mated to composite materials and powered by green technology,” Cobonpue stated during an interview with Inhabitat.

Because the Phoenix’s skin is biodegradable, the vehicle will not create unnecessary waste if the owner no longer needs it. The fibers can also be replaced inexpensively if the owner wants to drive it for a few more years. The designers estimate that the car would last up to five years in industrialized countries and up to 20 years elsewhere.

It is not exactly clear what engine would power the Phoenix green car, but it looks like it will take the all-electric route.

Source: Inhabitat

 
 

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If this car uses bamboos as the body then what are the parts installed on the interior? Are they the same with the normal car? I want to see this car up close.
Fuel Pumps on May 17, 2012 at 5:19 am
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Creative Cobonpue « Grumpy Pumpkin on July 10, 2011 at 9:42 am
cool guys... it's really smart idea... i'd like to ask one thing.. the car can run till what km/hour? thx
rendie on April 19, 2011 at 2:51 am

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