Ford and Coca-Cola are teaming up to show off the latest in recycling technology by implementing Coke’s ‘PlantBottle’ recycling process to produce interior materials for a Ford Fusion Energi.
The recycling process, which uses plant-based renewable resources, was used to make the interior fabric surfaces that cover the seat cushions, seat backs, head restraints, door panel inserts and headliner in this Fusion Energi. This is the first time that Ford’s renewable resource recycling process has been used outside of plastic packaging.
Ford claims that if Coke’s PlantBottle derived materials were spread to the majority of its U.S. lineup, the brand could save four million pounds of petroleum-derived materials as well as the equivalent of 295,000 gallons of gasoline and 6,000 barrels of oil.
The Ford Fusion Energi with PlantBottle technology will be on display at the upcoming LA Auto Show.
GALLERY: Ford/Coca-Cola Fusion Energi
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