Move over metal-bodied vehicles, there is a new biodegradable-bodied car in town. Designers Kenneth Cobonpue and Albrecht Birkner present the Phoenix, a car that is made from rattan and bamboo. This is a 12.75 foot two-seat car which was build in just 10 days.
Other materials used in building the biodegradable car include steel and nylon and runs on green technology over the usual motor that cars have been known to rely on. The car is a concept and more of a design exercise. The car is seen to encounter big problems if ever it does run in public but as far as designer Cobonpue is concerned, it represents a future in which vehicles could incorporate skins made from woven organic fibers combined with composite materials.