The Coca-Cola Company and Ford Unveil Ford Fusion Energi with PlantBottle Technology™ Interior
Nov 15, 2013
Technology™ from The Coca-Cola Company is applied for the first time
beyond PET packaging as part of the interior fabric of a Ford Fusion Energi plug-in
hybrid research vehicle
The Fusion Energi research vehicle uses PlantBottle Technology™
for seat cushions, seat backs, head restraints, door panel inserts and
Fabric made from PlantBottle Technology™ consists of up to 30
percent plant-based materials, showing the broad potential of two global
consumer icons to leverage renewable materials to help replace petroleum and other
fossil fuels used for traditional PET fabric
and DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 15, 2013 – The Coca-Cola Company and
Ford Motor Company are fueling more sustainable design by collaborating on a
first-ever interior fabric made from the same renewable material used to
produce Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology™ packaging... Download the full press release.
Ford Fusion Energi with PlantBottle Technology Interior
Interior fabric made from the same renewable material used to produce
Coke’s PlantBottle packaging is featured in this demo model of the Ford
The two companies will showcase a demo version of the plug-in hybrid – outfitted with the first-ever fabric covering for seat cushions, head restraints and more made with Coke’s PlantBottle Technology – Nov. 20-21 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Fusion Energi – Ford’s most fuel-efficient sedan – was the natural choice for a
test vehicle, given its “eco-friendly halo.”
Both Coca-Cola and Ford – which have built legacies of delivering innovation on a global scale
– hope to demonstrate the power of partnership to embrace
is highlighting the potential for a future of renewably sourced, low-carbon
polyester fibers that can be recycled again and again,” said Scott Vitters,
general manager of the PlantBottle packaging platform at Coca-Cola.
to Coke opened our eyes,” said John Viera, global director of sustainability
and vehicle environmental matters, Ford Motor Company. “We were already using
environmentally-friendly fabrics in our vehicles, but we saw an opportunity to
take our commitment to the next level through PlantBottle Technology."