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LUCA – Electric Car from Recycled Materials by Dutch Students

News Link: LUCA – Electric Car from Recycled Materials by Dutch Students

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’. Luca can reach a top speed of 90 kilometres (56 miles) per hour and has a reach of 220 kilometres when fully charged.

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

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

Hard plastics in televisions, toys and kitchen appliances used for the car’s body. Seat cushions consist of coconut and horse hairs.

A group of 22 Students took around 18 months to make this car. Van Etten said, in an effort to prove the potential of waste.

We really hope that car companies will start using waste materials”, production team member Matthijs van Wijk said.

“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.”

Compiled by – MK (Editor)

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LUCA – Electric Car from Recycled Materials by Dutch Students

News Link: LUCA – Electric Car from Recycled Materials by Dutch Students

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