The Phoenix Biodegradable Concept Car by Kenneth Cobonpue

While other car companies are claiming their vehicles are environment-friendly, product designers Kenneth Cobonpue and Albrecht Birkner took it a step further by making the world’s first roadster made from bamboo and rattan.

The Phoenix concept car was built mostly by biodegradable materials in a span of 10 days. Its purpose is to make vehicles “green enough” once it has outlived its purpose.

“This project attempts to unveil the future of green vehicles using woven skins from organic fibers mated to composite materials and powered by green technology,” Cobonpue stated during an interview with Inhabitat.

Because the Phoenix’s skin is biodegradable, the vehicle will not create unnecessary waste if the owner no longer needs it. The fibers can also be replaced inexpensively if the owner wants to drive it for a few more years. The designers estimate that the car would last up to five years in industrialized countries and up to 20 years elsewhere.

It is not exactly clear what engine would power the Phoenix green car, but it looks like it will take the all-electric route.

Source: Inhabitat

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