Dutch University Students Invent Eco-friendly Car

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Students at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands have developed ZEM Zero Emission Mobility, a two-seat eco-friendly car with a Cleantron lithium-ion battery pack and 3D printing made of recycled plastic.

The sporty all-electric car is similar to a BMW coupe, but unique in that it absorbs more carbon than it emits and produces almost no waste during production.

The ultimate goal, according to Jens Lahaije, finance manager at TU/ecomotive, the car’s development team, is to ensure a greener future, and the goal is to minimize carbon dioxide emissions throughout the life of the car, from manufacture to recycling.

ZEM, an electric car that purifies the air while driving, uses two filters that can capture up to 2 kilograms of CO2 over 20,000 miles, in line with the team’s vision of having filters that can be emptied at charging stations in the future.

Students will take their vehicle, designed to be easily separated and recycled at the end of its use, on a promotional tour of the United States, visiting universities and businesses from the East Coast to Silicon Valley.

The sources for this piece include an article in Reuters.


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