PHOTO CAPTION: Motive Kestrel EV concept computer rendering.

Kestrel Hemp Car Takes Form

Car fabricated from industrial hemp offers lower weight at approximately 1,870 lbs., with a top speed of 84 mph and electric range of nearly 100 miles with a lithium-ion battery.

Published: 30-Nov-2012

Kestrel EV has teased us with images of its mysterious electric car made from industrial hemp, but now the cat is out of the bag. After its debut at the 2010 VE Electric Vehicles Conference and Trade Show in Vancouver, the Motive Kestrel EV is a reality.

Motive, the Canadian based transportation design and manufacturing firm ( that created the Kestrel EV, says that response has been sensational, with global inquiries coming from as far away as India.

Nathan Armstrong, President of Motive, feels that they are onto something. “We know we are presenting unique solutions that will help solve many of the challenges facing the automotive industry, not only environmental but also logistical (as in supporting Canadian industry).”



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