City of Industry, California - Calling it a major victory for the Green Movement, a car made of hemp and rapeseed oil, called 'Eco One', won a key endorsement by hip-hop custom car magazine, DUB, today. Eco One is made by Warwick Manufacturing Group at their plant in the dormitories of Warwick University, England. It is a prototype powered by a standard mechanical engine by Triumph Daytona motor-cycle that runs on fermented wheat and sugar beet, more commonly known as prison hooch.
Only the outer shell of the car is made of the vegetable matter, hemp, derived from discarded matter of the marijuana plant, which is placed into a giant industrial food factory mixer with rapeseed oil added, poured into a heated mold in the of a shape of the one seat car model.
"It only seats one right now," said a spokesman for the manufacturer. "But in the near future, customers will be able to choose the shape of the car model of their choice. More marketable standard models like a compact, sedan, and SUV."
Since the car is held together primarily with vegetable fibbers and rapeseed oil cemented in the heating process, any vegetable matter will do; hemp, however, is the only vegetable matter composition requested so far. Although hemp devotees claim it is the strongest vegetable matter, they have ever used.
Authorities are concerned, however, that they will not be able to properly monitor the growing and manufacturing process, but will have to rely on self-regulated industry standards to properly dispose of any unused portions of the by-product of the hemp vegetable matter.
"Oh, it will be properly 'disposed' of all right," said a spokesman for the manufacturer.