26 Aug '11, 7am

Now even the inside of a Toyota Prius will be green

It is one thing to focus on the exhaust emissions of a vehicle in an effort to boost its environmental performance – but the new Toyota Prius A (Alpha) hybrid vehicle goes one step beyond. The new vehicle will feature automotive interiors made of DuPont Sorona EP polymer – which is a high-performance, renewably sourced thermoplastic resin. The parts will be used on the instrument panel air conditioning system outlet and will contribute to the advanced interior design while reducing the environmental footprint. They contain between 20 per cent and 37 per cent renewably sourced material that is derived from plant sugar. Along with the team from Toyota, DuPont has been able to confirm that the performance and moulding characteristics of the Sorona EP will be similar or better than high performance polybutylene terephthalate while reducing both carbon dioxide emissions and the...

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