A Chocolate Powered Car Made from Vegetables

Posted: May 12, 2009 in News

A car made from vegetables is already unbelievable, but a car powered by chocolate? Better believe it and read the rest of the story.

It’s not just a car, it’s a race car called WorldFirst Formula 3 made from vegetables, which can reach speeds of 145mph fuelled by chocolate-derived biofuels.

The project was spearheaded by the Warwick Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (WIMRC), part of Warwick University, to show that a car can be designed and made from sustainable and renewable materials.

It was built using the following materials:

– Composite Steering Wheel derived from Carrots and other Root Vegetables
– Potato Starch Wing Mirrors
– Wing End Plates made from Cellulose and Flax composite
– Pre impregnated woven Flax Fibre for the Bib
– 3D woven Natural Fibre composites in the Barge Board
– Bio Diesel race calibrated Engine. Not only is the car made of plants it can also run on them
– Glass Fibre and resin from Recycled Plastic for the Side Pod
– Lightweight Wiring Loom incorporating Recycled Aluminium and Plastic
– A groundbreaking Oxygen Generating catalyst on the Radiators that cleans the air as the car moves
– A seat made from Flax Fibre shell, Soybean Oil foam and recycled polyester
– Recycled Carbon Fibre for the Engine Cover and Damper Hatch
– Plant Oil based Lubricants
– Non-carbon disks, with low embodied energy for the Brakes
– Recyclable Livery and Sustainable Branding

This indeed is a great development for the car industry. This is literally called a “green car”. It’s recyclable, reusable, and cheaper, but who knows whether it’s edible as well. Or, maybe not.

This is definitely a big step to making our world a better place to live in.

  1. jona says:

    That was a nice read

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