"An electric car made of hemp is being developed by a group of Canadian companies in collaboration with an Alberta Crown corporation.
"The car's body will be made of an impact-resistant composite material produced from mats of hemp, a plant from the cannabis family. The material is being supplied by Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures, a provincial Crown corporation that provides technical services and funding to help commercialize new technologies. The hemp is being grown in Vegreville, Alta.
'As a structural material, hemp is about the best.'— Nathan Armstrong, Motive Industries Inc.