Banana leaf cars have been proposed by scientists from the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.
The scientists concluded that banana leaf fibers combine with carbon nanotubes and epoxy to form a material that reduces vibration and noise. The researchers argue that this material is quite cheap in terms of cost and can be used in the manufacture of automobiles. Sciencedirect.com reports.
This material can be used to make interior covers for automobile engines, door panels, and also use them for noise insulation. Scientists are convincing that banana leaf machines will not only be environmentally friendly, but also durable.
Recall that in Malaysia they learned to produce cars from pineapple leaves. The developers have made a frame from pineapple leaves that is resistant to electricity and prevents short circuits during flight. The authors of the idea propose to abandon plastic, the waste of which pollutes the planet, and switch to environmentally friendly pineapple leaves.