Canadian Kestrel to fly high with hemp body
August 23, 2010 § Leave a comment
Motive Industries of Calgary is to unveil an EV with an unusual biocomposite body at a trade show in Vancouver next month. The Kestrel is a four-seater family saloon with its panels made from a hemp-based material grown and developed in Alberta; this composite is said to be both lightweight and strong. Motive begins testing and prototyping the Kestrel (pictured in this teaser image) next month.
More details will be announced in Vancouver of Project Eve, a Canadian initiative to promote the local development and production of electric vehicles and their components. The Kestrel is a participant in the Project Eve programme.