Bananas and pineapples could help make green cars

Nano-cellulose material from bananas, pineapple, and other fruit can be used to make strong, light-weight, and more sustainable motor vehicle parts, the researchers found.

Coming soon: `Green cars from pineapple, lemon`

Team leader Alcides Leao said the fibre used to reinforce new plastics may come from delicate fruits.

GM seeks incentives for green cars

General Motors India on Tuesday sought incentives for owners of cars driven on alternative fuel and tax rate cuts to encourage adoption of such eco-friendly vehicles.