Vehicle lover’s rejoice – vegan and eco-friendly cars are coming
Not only is the latest car from Volkswagen electric, but it features vegan seating made from AppleSkin, an innovative plant-based ‘leather’ created from apple juice waste, including cores and skin from the fruit. Volkswagen described it as a ‘renewable raw material’, and unveiled the car at the Shanghai Motor Show, earlier this week.
The Apple Nine Alliance, who make the material, said: “Apple Peel Skin is an innovative and highly sustainable hybrid material made in Italy, which integrates organic apple peels into the skin of the material, making it an eco-friendly alternative for those who care about the environment and animals.”
The seven-seater vehicle, called the ID. Roomzz, has rotating fake leather seats, as well as a 280-mile range, and is set to be a competitor with Tesla’s Model X, a luxury electric SUV.
Leather features in the interiors of so many luxury vehicles, yet, Volkswagen, along with Nissan, Audi, Tesla and Volvo, who have all produced electric vehicles with vegan-friendly interiors, are showing that animals do not need to suffer for human extravagance or comfort.
The Volkswagen ID. Roomzz will be available from 2021.