Most of us have never stopped to wonder what actually makes up the protective and decorative covers on dashboards, or what impact they have on the environment.
While most dashboards are made from new plastics, which are harmful for us and the environment, the Fisker Ocean’s dashboard is made from recycled, eco-friendly materials – like old t-shirts!
You’ve probably learned in kindergarten about the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. So why do car makers continue to manufacture new plastic materials?
Fortunately for those of us who want to reduce waste, Fisker has found a way to apply these three Rs into their manufacturing process.
Thanks to Fisker’s creative thinking, it’s now possible to make an SUV out of the most unlikely ingredients. Their groundbreaking Fisker Ocean is made with unexpected elements like fishing nets, worn out tires, plastic bottles, and even old t-shirts!
According to Plastics Today, the use of plastics in the average car will increase by 75% in the coming decade, with the average car using nearly 350 kilograms of plastics. The American Chemistry Council estimates that about half of all materials used in the construction of a new car comes from plastic chemicals.
So we can’t blame you for assuming that new plastics are simply a requirement for the construction of a new car. After all, it is the industry standard!
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. It’s completely possible to make a car with repurposed materials like old t-shirts and plastic bottles – and the Fisker Ocean is proof.
Fisker expands the definition of what’s possible with the release of the world’s most sustainable vehicle. Fisker believes that the world doesn’t need more things, but rather, that we all need more things to care deeply about.
The Fisker Ocean’s manufacturing process doesn’t add more plastic and waste to the ever-growing pile. Instead, it helps reduce and reuse what we already have to create a more sustainable, healthy earth for all future generations.
Would you believe us if we told you that you can make a vehicle out of materials that would otherwise become garbage? With their state of the art repurposing programs, the Fisker Ocean will redefine what it takes to build an SUV.
Carpeting inside the Fisker Ocean is made from regenerated nylon, which uses abandoned fishing netsreclaimed from our oceans.
This allows the Fisker Ocean to significantly reduce the “life cycle impact” of these materials, meaning they make the world cleaner and greener at every step of their existence.
The Fisker Ocean uses Eco Suede made by the Italian company Dinamica. Recycled t-shirts and even plastic bottles all combine to create resistant, elastic materials.
Dinamica Eco Suede is also 100% recyclable at the end of its life – so after you’ve had many happy years with your Fisker Ocean, you can feel good about saying goodbye.
Each year in America, 246 million tires become waste, contributing to the pollution of our planet.
Approximately half of those discarded tires are burned, which releases harmful particulates into the atmosphere. In landfills, tires can take hundreds of years to break down.
Fisker hopes to make tire waste a thing of the past by using a new tire manufacturing method that actually repurposes rubber waste from old tires!
The Fisker Ocean isn’t just made with sustainable methods, but also drives sustainably, with a 250-350 mile all-electric range.
From start to finish, the impact of the Fisker Ocean on our planet is something to be proud of, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and leading the way toward a greener future.