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