Henry Ford’s dream of plant-based cars
Cars provide people with convenient transportation, but traditional oil-fueled cars also cause serious pollution to the environment. In recent years, the incidence of respiratory diseases, cancer, and headaches has increased rapidly. All related to the deterioration of the environment and has attracted more and more attention. Therefore people now pay attention to environmental protection. It also means that the automobile manufacturing industry has been hit by people, because the use of no car is beneficial to the environment.
Crop auto parts
Henry Ford: The founder of a company that specializes in making cars, has realized the dream of plant-based cars.
For more than a decade, Ford has been trying to replace plant-based auto parts with oil-based products. When he wanted to make auto parts on the basis of fruits, vegetables, crops, etc., when he established a cooperative relationship with agricultural partners on the border, he provided a way for cooperation in the automotive industry and found a way to combine multiple crops. It seemed like a high-end food banquet.
Try and result
Yes, a large number of foodies and journalist friends were invited during the experiment, just to make the car better. That sounds absurd but not absurd as Ford’s dream has come true eventually. In addition, if you are in an extremely harsh environment after many years, you will be happy to take Ford’s products there. It will not quickly separate you from the harsh environment, but at least guarantee that you will not be starved to death. According to statistics, most of the company’s auto parts are made of renewable materials, and they aim to use renewable products while reducing the weight of the car itself.
To this end, they have put in many efforts and failed many times. This is a difficult technique. Why do you say this? For example, if you make a foam made of soybeans, if you are a little careless in the experiment, the foam may become popcorn. The use of these natural crops is required. They have formulated high-standard rules and regulations which hoping that the products produced can be very safe and the life expectancy is predictable. But it is very difficult to meet this requirement, and because it is a relationship of food, this is a long-term project, so it requires some different methods and techniques than usual.
There are certain natural biological parts on Ford cars that are currently sold. The raw materials are: soybean, cotton, wood, flax, jute, natural rubber. Although these things are crops, they can still be used as car parts. For example, plastic storage boxes may be made of wheat husks, and carpets in car interiors may be made of recycled clothes.
Ford’s ideas are not limited to this. He needed rubber tires, so he developed a new town in the rain-forest. He encouraged the locals to participate in the project wholeheartedly, forbidding them to have normal entertainment activities, and soon the locals protested, and eventually the rubber trees could grow well. If you pass there now, you may still be able to see the ruins of the town.
He synthesized rubber in the failure of this town and in the subsequent failure of the project, but was made of oil, which is what the company did not want to see and was struggling against.
This is what happened in the last century, so don’t be surprised when you hear that the company is looking to make tomato peels into car parts. After all, this is something that the inventors of the last century had long thought of.
Humans are inseparable from natural crops. Even if you belong to the automotive industry, more and more phenomena indicate that we urgently need to find a way to cooperate with the earth and live in peace with nature in order to develop for a long time.