What might sound like an April fool´s joke first could become reality soon: Ketchup-producer Heinz and carmaker Ford will team up to produce a car made of tomatoes – or at least parts of the car.
Ford’s Team Leader in Plastic Research Ellen Lee said, ‘Our goal is to develop a strong, lightweight material that meets our vehicle requirements, while at the same time reducing our overall environmental impact.’
Ford already uses coconut and soy by-products in its vehicles. Tomatoes could be used for Storage bins and other car-parts instead of petroleum-based plastics.
Talks with other companies like Coca-Cola as well to explore new ways of producing parts of their cars in partnership with other companies.