Ford Fusion Energi with Coke Bottle Interior

The Ford Fusion Energi is the first vehicle to use Coca-Cola's PlantBottle Technology in its interior fabric.

The Ford Fusion Energi is the first vehicle to use Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology in its interior fabric.

The Ford Motor Co. has teamed with Coca-Cola to build a Ford Fusion Engeri model with Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology. Basically, this car’s seat cushions, seat backs, head restraints and door panel and headliners are made entirely from renewable materials.

This Ford Fusion Engeri research vehicle is the first to use PET plastics in the fabric of a vehicle. PET is a durable, lightweight plastic also known as polyethylene terephthalate. It’s used by both Ford and Coke in a variety of products including plastic bottles, fabrics and carpets. According to Coca-Cola and Ford, PlantBottle Technology is a plastic bottle made from plants, and more than 400,000 barrels of oil have been saved thanks to this technology.

Ford says if PlantBottle fabrics were used in the majority of Ford models, it would save 295,000 gallons of gasoline and 6,000 barrels of oils.

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Nissan’s Continued Innovation

 

Here at the Waikem Auto Family,  we love innovation and forward thinking. Nissan has recently unveiled the world’s first steering technology that allows independent control of a vehicle’s tire angle and steering inputs that they have developed.

Unlike a typical steering system that uses a mechanical link, Nissan’s all-new steering system uses electronic signals to read the driver’s intentions from steering inputs and controls the vehicle’s tire movement.

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