i think smart may have won an award, as one, or the most, green (environment friendly) vehicle (?).
and i think it was toyota, who also claims to be working on being more green, and environment friendly, and ran a recent commercial, of an old toyota, in the dessert, that over time, began to crumble, and its parts return to natures own, no longer a car.
how long will it take, for smart parts, or its non-rust poly exterior panels, to 'start' to bio degrade?
does this mean, if someone keeps it long term, maybe as a historical vehicle, 15 or 30 or 60 years down the road, it becomes a sort of pile of dust?
or, to bio degrade, does it have to be buried, or cooked or something?
(bio-degrade seems different than the old process in existence for ages, of metal recycling, a process of heating up and sort of melting, then re-use the old melted as new when cooled. like melting gold fillings into jewelry or coins)
so, as long as one keeps it as a car, in air, or in a garage, or under a car cover, it will remain a car forever, or maybe 200 years? or ?
or is there a point in time, that even if in a museum, it will tend to begin decentigrading, even if you don't want it to?
... like that time lapse photography of the toyota in the dessert commercial that keeps flaking, crumbling, down over time, until its back to dust.
anyone know how this works?
i.e., for a car that is build to be recycled, or bio degrade over time, (cars seem to be moving in this direction, not just the smart) if you 'don't' want it to bio degrade,
how long will it last as a car, before the bio bugs cant wait any longer, and they sit down at the bio buffet table, and chew-chow-down a smart, or any green car, into dust?