Dutch Engineering Students Build Bio-Based Electric Car

By Jon LeSage Student engineers from a Dutch tech university are working on bringing electric cars to roads made entirely from recyclable, natural bio-based materials.
The engineering team from Eindhoven University of Technology this week presented their car, called Lina, at a media event in the Netherlands embassy in London. Flax has served as a key composite in the lightweight electric car.
The team says that what makes Lina special is that the chassis, bodywork, and the interior of the car all come from natural materials.
The car is very light at just 300 kilograms (661 lbs.). It’s considered roadworthy and safe enough to carry four

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