Chemicals giant BASF has announced its plastic materials have been used in the creation of the new three-wheeled concept vehicle 05GEN from Yamaha Motor.
Andy Postlethwaite, BASF's senior vice president, Performance Materials Asia Pacific, said: “Yamaha's new-generation vehicle aims to improve the riding experience and quality for travellers moving short distances.
“This resonates with us well because at designfabrik, we help translate ideas into daily products that improve people's quality of life.
“By offering our consulting services on colour, material, and finish development, we helped Yamaha realise their design concept of ‘Refined Dynamism'.”
BASF's Infinergy, expanded thermoplastic polyurethane, and Elastollan, a thermoplastic polyurethane, are used in the 05GEN's tires to enhance the overall riding experience, the company said.
The electric-assist vehicle is on display at the Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari, Omishima Island in Japan from 14 July 2016 until 15 June 2017.