Students of the Eindhoven Technical University presented a prototype of a biodegradable electric vehicle. Body panels, chassis and interior details of the machine are made of linen fiber and bioplastics (made from sugar).
It is noted that for the production of biomaterials, six times less energy is needed than for the production of the usual aluminum or CFRP. In this case, flax panels are quite strong and even suitable for creating deformation zones.
When the machine is recycled, biocomposites can be used as a basis for other products. For example, building blocks. Inorganic parts are easily integrated into the existing recycling cycle.
In motion Noah leads an electromotor whose power is not reported. The weight of the battery pack is 60 kilograms, the machines – 420 kilograms. On one charge Noah is able to drive up to 240 kilometers. The maximum speed is 110 kilometers per hour. The possibility of releasing a production version of the car is not reported.