Dutch Students Build Electric Car from Recycled Plastic and Garbage

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Matthijs van Wijk, public relations manager TU/ecomotive stands next to a car made of recycled waste in Eindhoven, Netherlands November 10, 2020. Picture taken November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

Dutch students have created a fully functioning electric car made entirely out of waste, including plastics fished out of the sea, recycled PET bottles and household garbage.

The bright yellow, sporty two-seater which the students named ‘Luca’, can reach a top speed of 90 kilometres per hour and has a reach of 220 kilometres when fully charged, the Technical University of Eindhoven said.

“This car is really special, because it’s made all out of waste”, project manager Lisa van Etten told Reuters.

“Our chassis is made out of flax and recycled PET bottles. For the interior we also used unsorted household waste.”

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