Cannabis Electric Car

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The Kestrel electric car will have room for a driver and three passengers
and have a top speed of 90 kilometres an hour.
Half a century ago Henry Ford built a car out of hemp and resin but the idea didn’t catch on. Now Canadian company, Motive Industries, is building the Kestrel, a prototype electric car made from cannabis fiber.

The compact car, which will hold a driver and up to three passengers, will have a top speed of 90 kilometres per hour and a range of 40 to 160 kilometres before needing to be recharged, depending on the type of battery.It will be powered by a motor made by Boucherville, Que.-based TM4 Electrodynamic Systems. The car’s body will be made of an impact-resistant composite material produced from mats of hemp, a plant from the cannabis family…

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