Formula E unveils racing car made from electronic waste

British Formula E racing team, Envision Racing's Recover-e car, made entirely out of electronic waste

British Formula E racing team Envision Racing has created the Recover-e car from electronic waste

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A racing car made from electronic waste has been unveiled by British Formula E racing team Envision Racing. The drivable car, named Recover-e, was unveiled at the ExCeL exhibition centre in London ahead of the city’s e-prix race on 30 July, the final race of the 2022/23 Formula E season.

Envision Racing teamed up with artist and designer Liam Hopkins to design and build the car from donated electronic products, including iPhones, chargers, batteries and single-use vapes.

Annual e-waste production is on track to reach 75 million tonnes globally by 2030, with the UK generating the second largest amount as a country in 2022.

Artist Liam Hopkins working on the Recover-e car

Artist Liam Hopkins and his team working on the Recover-e car

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Hopkins said: “Unfortunately, today we choose to discard and replace electronics instead of repairing and recycling them, leading to a global e-waste crisis. Through design and creativity, we want to show the issue of e-waste and its potential to accelerate the creation of a circular economy.”

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source: newscientist.com