- Twenty-two university students have used amazing teamwork to create a beautiful electric car using waste material
- The students said they had to set a precedent that it is very possible to create an amazing vehicle from recycled household items
- According to them, the electric automobile can run at 56 miles per hour and cover 137 miles when it is fully charged
A group of 22 students from the Netherlands’ Eindhoven University of Technology has recycled waste materials and used it to create a sporty electric car that can run up to 137 miles on a single full charge.
In an interview with NowThis, they said the vehicle can get to a speed of 56mph. They constructed the car in the hope that waste will be well managed in the future.
Lisa van Etten, the project manager of the group, said what makes the car really special is that every part was made out of household waste people would normally throw away.
In building the car’s chassis, they used flax and recycled bottles. The project took the students 18 months of hard work.
The cool smooth body of the car was made from plastics that are found in TVs, kitchen appliances and toys. The interiors were creatively made using horsehair and coconut.
Mathijs van Wiljk, the group’s public relations manager, said they wanted to show car companies that it is really possible to use waste materials.
See video below:
Below are some reactions to the clip:
"As a teacher, I think this is so cool and an awesome way to learn about renewable & reusable energy."
"This is what good education produces."
"Where there is a will, there is a way to repurpose and recycle and provide for a more sustainable future."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that a video of a locally-made vehicle called the Nord Tank went viral online.
Ajayi Oluwatobi, the CEO of the manufacturing company, talked passionately about the automobile in his tweet on Tuesday, August 18.
He said the vehicle was specially built for Nigerians. In the short clip, the camera panned around it to give people a tour of its exterior view.
In other similar news, a German automobile company has built a solar-paneled car that self-charges itself. It also uses electricity.
Sono Motors' new whip is entirely covered in solar panels plus its roof as a way to get a good battery life while it runs. That way, when it moves, it creates solar energy.
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