This Car Utilizes Recycled Material As A Body Part

The 2019 Tokyo Motor Show presents a variety of vehicles with various offered technologies. Which is one of the cars was made based on the results of recycled material and applied to the body of the car.

What is NCV, and What Does it Take to Maintain Clean Energy?

Nano Cellulose Vehicle (NCV) is the result of a breakthrough because it uses cellulose nanofiber (CNF) as its material. For the explanation, cellulose nanofiber is delivered from plants and agricultural waste that have been recycled.

This CNF material is the result of research from 22 universities, research institutions, and automotive parts supplier companies in Japan. This project was launched in 2016 by the Japanese Ministry of Environment to utilize existing waste and reduce waste allocation.

Based on the assessment conducted by the consortium, the manufacture of automotive parts from CNF is proven to reduce levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air because the car body to be 50 percent lighter than conventional cars, and make the engine to work less harder.

Almost all parts of a car are related to this material, including doors, car roofs, and hood., The NCV is designed like a supercar with sharp corners on the front and back, a door with a butterfly model, to a LED slit lamp model to provide an aggressive feel.

The dashboard from the steering wheel to the passenger seat is clad in wood with a minimalist and elegant design while the instrument panel is already using a digital system.

For power systems, this concept car is estimated to use hydrogen fuel cells and still has a low maximum speed of 20 kilometers per hour. But considering its status as a concept car, still, it needs to be adjusted.

It is not known yet whether there is an automotive giant manufacturer that will use CNF material as a production car. If there is, of course, it will be very interesting to be able to utilize waste and reduce on using metal materials.