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PU_PA – Lightweight Electric Vehicle Made of Carbon-Fiber Materials

April 2nd, 2010

Teijin Ltd., a chemical and pharmaceutical company based in Japan has recently presented its ultra-lightweight eco-friendly vehicle called PU_PA.

The body of this electric vehicle is made almost entirely from carbon-fiber materials and the car itself weights just 437 kilograms, which is about half the weight of a standard electric car.

It would be interesting to note that carbon fiber is at one-fifth the weight of steel but at the same time it is ten times stronger. » Read more: PU_PA – Lightweight Electric Vehicle Made of Carbon-Fiber Materials