By Jessica D. M. McFarland | 06/17/2016 12:42:57In Japan, cars are supposed to be made of plastic, but that’s not the case.
You can find eco-conscious models that use eco-tourism materials, and eco-vehicles that are built with the help of eco-lodging technology, like this Volkswagen Jetta that’s made entirely from recycled materials.
These eco-car companies aren’t the only ones making cars that are made from recycled material.
A few years ago, a company called Kino, based in Japan, released a car that uses 100 percent recycled tires.
But the company says it’s not a substitute for driving a conventional vehicle, but instead it’s the first to bring recycled materials to the consumer market.
And that’s a big step forward for the eco-community.
“It’s kind of the beginning of the next phase of sustainable mobility,” says Kimiko Ohnishi, who works at the Eco-City, an organization that promotes sustainable transportation in Japan.
Ohnitsui is an expert in recycling, and has been a member of the eco community since she was a student at a local university.
Ohnenishi says that recycling is a big part of the Japanese eco-movement, and it’s only going to get better as the country grows.
The Kino Jetta, for example, was the first eco-mobile car in Japan to be created entirely from eco-technology.
It’s powered by a 100-kilowatt solar-powered battery that has been connected to a smart-phone app that can collect and store data from the car.
The car uses solar panels that generate electricity and a battery pack that has an energy storage capacity of 3.6 kWh.
The battery pack can hold about 7,000 calories.
Kino says that this car can reach up to 160 kilometers per hour on a charge, which is more than a BMW i3, and about 80 miles per hour when it’s fully charged.
Ohenishi says this new vehicle is also 100 percent carbon-neutral.
It’s the same kind of thing that’s happening with the cars that Kino is producing, she adds.
There are eco-electric cars that use solar panels to generate electricity, and there are also carbon-negative cars that can generate electricity with a fuel cell or a hybrid system.
Ohonenishi says Kino’s eco-jetta is also the first car that’s 100 percent eco-certified.
The company also created a eco-trailer that features footage of Japanese forests, with Kino cars driving through them.
It has also developed an eco-pilot program that allows drivers to leave their eco-cars behind and take advantage of other eco-fares in the country.
Kinos eco-transport model was also featured in the documentary The Road to the Future, which tells the story of the rise of the electric car industry in Japan and the country’s efforts to transition to an economy powered by sustainable technologies.
Kina is also making eco-travel trailers, which feature eco-designs for the environment and a eco design for each vehicle.
“If we’re going to move forward in this technology and the eco movement, we have to be ready to do what it takes to change the world,” Ohnenii says.
Ohsenishi says it will take time for eco-tech to catch on.
“There are going to be a lot of companies that are going into this,” she says.
“They’re going all the way to the end.”
The Future of Mobility was created by a team of filmmakers, including filmmaker Michael O’Brien, producer Joanna Pritchard, and editor Kate Hoehring.