We typically think of hemp as a crop, a material or food. In this case hemp was used to make this car. This isn’t the first time in history the automotive industry has done something spectacular with hemp. Henry Ford made an automobile using hemp as one of many plant based ingredients back in the 1950s.
Fast forward 65 years and european automaker Lotus has taken one of it’s most popular sports car models and developed an eco friendly version using hemp. It’s not entirely made of hemp but here’s the scoop on what is made form hemp; Body panels, rear spoiler and the actual passenger seats.
Additional products being created include hemp construction materials like concrete blocks by using lime, wall insulation, pet bedding, clothing, food and much much more.