No me­tals in Noah car

The Witness - Wheels - - TRENDS -

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.

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