Fiat has launched a new Uno concept car made with recycled and natural materials.
The Fiat Uno Ecology concept was revealed at the same time as the regular supermini in Brazil last week. It is powered by a 1.0-litre engine equipped with a stop-start system.
Solar panels are fitted to the roof to help recharge the battery; this cuts down on the alternator's workload and improves fuel economy. Other eco features include a tyre pressure monitor to allow the driver to maintain the optimum pressure for economy.
Materials used in the Ecology's construction include recycled plastic bottles and fibres from coconuts. The concept has taken Fiat's Brazilian engineering team 14 months to develop.