Aluminum is old news for Ford, now they are looking to use wood to build cars

Most car companies recognize that eco-friendly is the way to go. But creating a sustainable vehicle goes a lot further than creating an alternative to gasoline. Plenty of the pieces that make up a car are built from plastic and other synthetic materials.

Ford is considering taking a significant step towards making their cars more environmentally conscious by adding non-decorative bamboo-plastic blends to its cars.

Bamboo grows rabidly and is plentiful around the globe. It’s like kudzu, only useful. Seriously, the plant grows everywhere. And while Ford hasn’t announced an official plan for incorporating bamboo in its designs, it could make the company’s cars even stronger.

Bamboo is known as vegetable steel in parts of South America and has been used to build bridges and construction scaffolding. It’s seriously tough.

Who knows, a few years pass by and the interior of your car could be more natural than the organics aisle in a Whole Foods.

Check Also

Ford Mustang first drive review: getting serious

Ever since Chevrolet relaunched the Camaro, it's effectively been poking Ford, almost trying to provoke its oldest rival with cars like the SS 1LE, Z/28, and ZL1. And Ford has spent the past several years politely asking Chevy to stop with a short string of competitors in the Boss 302, GT500, and most recently the GT350. The 2018 Ford Mustang is what...

Service, not protectionism, is why American car brands suffer in Japan

It's something that has bothered numerous U.S. leaders for decades: Why do American automakers struggle to gain a foothold in the world's third-largest auto market, Japan? Recently, President Donald Trump opened up this conversation yet again on his 12-day-long Asia-Pacific trip. He referenced the massive trade deficit the U.S. holds with Japan, which...