No metals in Noah car
THE world’s first biobased, circular car has been successfully designed and built in the Netherlands by the Technical University of Eindhoven.
The car, named Noah by the TU/ ecomotive student team, was designed as a city car and features two seats and a spacious trunk.
The parts are made up of light and strong sandwich panels, based on natural fiber flax and Luminy PLA supplied by Total Corbion PLA.
PLA stands for Poly Lactic Acid, which is a biobased and biodegradable polymer made from annually renewable resources. This is the first time that a car chassis and all bodywork has been made from natural and biobased materials, no metal or traditional plastics were used for the structural parts of the car.
The parts are also recyclable, resulting in a 100% circular car, sustainable in all life phases. Noah is currently undertaking a European tour of car manufacturers, suppliers and universities to inspire others.
The full electric car reaches a top speed of 110 km p/h and the battery range lasts up to 240 km.