Industrial hemp and flashy sports cars might seem like two things that don’t go together.
Bruce Dietzen, founder, and CEO of Renew Sports Cars has already proven otherwise. In 2017, Dietzen’s first hemp-bodied sports car rolled off the line.It’s a concept almost 80 years in the making.
Henry Ford developed a similar plant-based car in 1941, fueled on agricultural residues. A titan in the automotive industry, the hemp car was one idea that never caught on for mass production.
If plant-based cars had started rolling off the line then, “we would not have this climate crisis that we have today. we would have a much safer world,” said Dietzen. Sustainability is exactly what this material can help