They’ve known about the ability of Hemp to not only power an automobile, but to make the automobile itself for over 100 years. Henry Ford made a 1910 Model T from Hemp and other natural fibers and ran it on Hemp ethanol fuel.
Ford also built a 1941 auto made primarily from Hemp. In the video below, it shows the superiority of strength of Hemp…over steel. Today, Ford and GM both use interior panels made from Hemp. Lighter weight, durable and cheaper to produce, in the nations where growing Hemp is legal. Of course the U.S. hasn’t learned that lesson yet.