Honda Motor Co. said Thursday it has developed a plant-based bio-fabric with sufficient durability and resistance to sunlight for use as a surface material in auto interiors.

The automaker said it will install the bio-fabric interiors in its all-new fuel-cell vehicle, to be introduced to the market within the next three years.

Bio-fabrics offer the benefit of offsetting carbon dioxide emissions produced during incineration in the disposal stage with carbon dioxide absorption that occurs during the growth stage of the plants that are used as raw materials, Honda said.

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