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Vegan Leather Interior At Petersen Automotive Museum

It's called banbu. Guess what it's made of.

Von Holzhausen, a leading material innovation company based in the USA, debuted its new banbū vegan leather interior in a Tesla Model S. As you can probably guess from the name, the material is made from recycled bamboo, and you can already buy it for your Tesla for $29,995.

To make cars as environmentally friendly as possible, automakers have started taking a more holistic approach to building vehicles. Instead of simply focusing on the power source, manufacturers are seeking alternative methods of construction that require fewer raw materials mined from the earth.

In order to alleviate the issue, some manufacturers are opting to use recycled materials instead of manufacturing brand-new parts. While some continue to kill and peel cows, others are trading in leather seats for alternative materials.

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