Ford Fusion Energi Gets Greener Courtesy of Coca-Cola (w/video + lots of images)

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 6

Ford Teams With Coca-Cola For Greener Fusion Energi

Ford Teams With Coca-Cola For Greener Fusion Energi

Ford Motor has teamed with Coca-Cola to create the Fusion Energi seen here, which features the “first-ever interior fabric made from the same renewable material used to produce Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology packaging.”

According to Ford:

With Help From Coca-Cola, Ford Fusion Energi Gets Greener

With Help From Coca-Cola, Ford Fusion Energi Gets Greener

“The two companies today unveiled a Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle with Coca-Cola PlantBottle Technology interior fabric surfaces covering seat cushions, seat backs, head restraints, door panel inserts and headliners. The research vehicle marks the first time PlantBottle Technology is applied beyond packaging, and affirms a joint commitment by two global consumer icons to develop innovative new products produced from renewable materials.”

We applaud the green efforts of both Coca-Cola and Ford.  Every little bit matters as we move forward.

Here’s more of what Ford says of this one-of-a-kind Fusion Energi:

  • PlantBottle Technology™ from The Coca-Cola Company is applied for the first time beyond PET packaging as part of the interior fabric of a Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid research vehicle
  • The Fusion Energi research vehicle uses PlantBottle Technology for seat cushions, seat backs, head restraints, door panel inserts and headliners
  • Fabric made from PlantBottle Technology consists of up to 30 percent plant-based materials, showing the broad potential of two global consumer icons to leverage renewable materials to help replace petroleum and other fossil fuels used for traditional PET fabric

Peruse the additional images below.  Then be sure to check out the informative and educational video put out by Ford, which tells the Ford/Coca-Cola story in detail.

Fusion Energi's Greener Interior

Fusion Energi’s Greener Interior

Fusion Energi on Display

Fusion Energi on Display

Fusion Energi

Fusion Energi

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6 responses to "Ford Fusion Energi Gets Greener Courtesy of Coca-Cola (w/video + lots of images)"

  1. taser54 says:

    I’m kinda torn on this. I applaud the effort, but wouldn’t it be simpler to eliminate the the plant-based portion and simply use as much recycled plastic as possible? Recycling is recycling, after all.

  2. philba says:

    Ugh. This is shameless “greening”. It’s like a bank putting a level 1 charger in it’s parking lot and declaring themselves “green”. Never mind that no one uses it…

    Maybe coke should focus on helping people with diabetes and obesity. It wold do a lot more good.

  3. Loboc says:

    Cow hide is a by-product of processing beef. I prefer leather seats!

    1. David Murray says:

      Indeed.. And cows are a renewable resource!