This 100% recycled material car was made by Dutch students
Technical University of Eindhoven’s students created a fully functioning electric car made entirely out of waste, including plastics fished out of the sea, recycled PET bottles and household garbage. Bright, sporty, two-seater, the car named « Luca » can reach a top speed of 90 kilometres per hour and has a reach of 220 kilometres when fully charged.
The car was designed and built by a group of 22 students in around 18 months as an effort to prove the potential of waste, said project manager Lisa Van Etten.
“It’s possible in many applications. More and more companies use waste or biobased materials in the interior, we want to show that it’s also possible to build a chassis out of it.”
Hard plastics normally found in televisions, toys and kitchen appliances were used for the car’s body, while the seat cushions consist of coconut and horse hairs.
A powerful effort from these young students to show that if they can do it, big companies should get on the move too.