The car industry giant Volkswagen AG is introducing an electric SUV and the interior is made of apples.
The ID. Roomzz is a seven-seater SUV introduced at the Shanghai Motor Show last week and will be made available in 2021.
The apple leather, known as AppleSkin is made partially from apple juice waste including cores and skin from the fruit. Volkswagen described it as a ‘renewable raw material’.
According to the Apple Nine Alliance: “Apple Peel Skin is an innovative and highly sustainable hybrid material (Vegan-leather) 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 sales and marketing head, Jurgen Stackmann revealed that the major markets for the car are China and North America.
“These two countries love space,” he said. “I wouldn’t reckon that ID Roomzz will be a core model [for Europe]”
“The ID Roomzz shows us what we can expect from full-size electric SUVs in the future,” added Volkswagen Designer Klaus Bischoff. “The puristic look emphasizes the clear function and the user experience is intuitive and natural. Plenty of space inside allows for completely new seating configurations.”
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