What are vegan cars?

In a country where every cow is holy cow, one would have expected that cars manufactured in India would have all vegan interiors by now. Well, to keep cost down, most cars which not in the luxury segment have leatherite seat covers. So where is the leather? Well, it’s your car steering wheel, which features in the list of premium accessories of the car.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), world’s largest animal rights organization, has been pursuing car companies globally to adopt vegan materials car interiors. Well, if you think about it, the term green and clean cars being used these days, having vegan interiors take the cause an extra mile further.

Thanks to PETA, few big car brands in the business such as Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, and Tesla are offering leather-free car interiors . PETA obviously doesn’t hold back on bringing the harsh reality of leather business at the forefront. Have a look at ‘how cows die in agony so that their skin can become leather, the production of which is also ‘killing the planet’ (be warned, link contains graphic and disturbing content).

PETA, you will be surprised to know owns shares in Tesla, for quite a few years now has been pressuring the company to offer vegan interiors . PETA questioned Elon Musk in person at an annual meeting, he then confirmed Tesla is coming up with vegan designs. The vegan Model 3, with a luxurious, durable leather-free interior, received a massive media attention. PETA representative informed that the uch anticipated Tesla Model-Y will be leather free.

Other companies to confirm leather-free interiors are Volkswagen Germany, Mercedes-Benz and Bentley. Knowing PETA, they are likely to not give up on this demand until all car manufacturers use 100% leather free and vegan interiors.

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