Hemp Sports Car to Tour the Country

"Hemp can be used to make as much as 75% of the components in vehicles. The net reduction in the CO2 from the manufacturing process is enormous." Bruce Dietzen, CEO, Renew Sports Cars
 
 
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KEY WEST, Fla. - March 2, 2015 - PRLog -- America’s first hemp bodied sports car will embark on a nationwide tour this month, inviting attendees at Green Festivals, Hemp Festivals, 420 Festivals and car shows to take selfies while sitting behind the wheel of this stunning, and revolutionary automobile. With a mission to produce zero carbon vehicles by 2025, Renew Sports Cars recently unveiled their first creation…a unique, retro styled Roadster inspired by numerous race cars from the late 50’s and 60’s.

Hemp is of course, already being used by numerous other car manufacturers to make interior door panels, but Renew has upped the ante. Fabrication of their bodies from carbon negative hemp instead of carbon fiber, steel or fiberglass has allowed Renew to dramatically reduce the CO2 normally created during manufacturing, which according to the Ricardo Study of 2011, is a whopping 23-46% of a vehicle’s lifetime carbon footprint. Renew’s plan, going forward, is to make everything possible from hemp. And the reasoning behind this strategy is all about being greener.

Hemp while growing, absorbs more CO2, and creates some of the strongest fibers of any plant known to man. By making durable goods like cars from hemp, all that CO2 is removed or “sequestered” from the atmosphere.  So any use of “carbon negative hemp” offsets the inherently carbon positive process afxym of manufacturing cars. Bruce Dietzen, Renew’s President is confident that up to 75% of new vehicle components could ultimately be made from hemp within a decade:

“Electric cars today are helping the environment by reducing operating emissions, while cars made from hemp in the near future, could make a comparable contribution toward helping the environment simply by reducing manufacturing emissions. It wouldn’t surprise me at all, given peak oil, the “gold rush” that’s taking place now in the domestic production of hemp, and ever increasing concern about the climate crisis, that most new cars will be electric, and made primarily from hemp by 2025. Those companies that aggressively adopt emerging hemp manufacturing technologies today, will have a strategic advantage tomorrow.”

Details regarding Renew’s nationwide tour can be found by searching Hemp Sports Car on Indiegogo or visiting  https://www.indiegogo.com/p/hemp-sports-car/x/7380467 Questions regarding purchasing a Renew, or investing in this startup can be answered by visiting http://www.renewsportscars.com

Just don’t ask that burning question “Can I smoke it?” They get that one all the time.

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Bruce Dietzen
bruce@renewsportscars.com
305 394 1105
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