Toyota's latest concept — the conservation-minded Fine-X — to be unveiled at the Tokyo motor show, showcases the benefit of fuel-cell power and the use of plant-based building materials in reducing its environmental impact, the company says. Using independent drive motors at the wheel, the FIne-X can maneuver the tightest of spaces (parallel parking? puh-lease) — one practical benefit of fuel-cell power. What's more, the concept achieves a carbon-neutral status through the plant-based materials used in its construction, which absorb carbon dioxide as they grow (er, they grow?). Even if the components are burned when the vehicle is junked, no additional CO2 is emitted. Hmm, we were wondering what Toyota was doing with those plants it was developing.
Toyota Brings Us a Shrubbery, Cleans the Air [internal]