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Ismael Gama Rodarte, an agave plant cutter, or "jimador" with 35 years of experience, cuts the tips off from agave branches at a Jose Cuervo "blue agave" field, Oct. 5, 2004, on a field near Tequila,  Mexico during an agave cut demonstration. (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias)

Ford and Jose Cuervo are trying to build car parts from tequila waste

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Would you drive a car made from leftover tequila?

Probably not. But Ford and Jose Cuervo are trying to make you reconsider that idea.

Both companies are teaming up to use what's left of an agave plant after tequila is made and using it as a replacement for plastic.

Your whole car might not be made of agave, but plastic parts like the cup holders and fuse boxes could be, ABC News reports

Considering Ford says the average car has about 400 pounds of plastic, that could add up fast.

Ford also added the material wasn't ready for your next road trip - it will take a while to make sure the fibers resist heat well enough to be usable. 

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