In the Works: Electric Car Made From Cannabis

But no, you can't smoke it
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2010 1:10 PM CDT
Honestly, we just thought this stock image was funny. That is definitely not the Kestrel.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Looking for the ultimate pothead ride? How about an environmentally-friendly car that is literally made of hemp? Canada’s Motive Industries has announced that it is working on just such a miracle of science. Its Kestrel model is a fully electric car constructed from a biocomposite made of cannabis, Fast Company reports. Sadly, running the car will not get you high, nor will you be able to smoke the chassis.

But the material is actually practical, with the company boasting that it’s lightweight, renewable, and as strong as glass composite. No word on when it will go into production.

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