16 Jan 2020
Students of the Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) presented a draft concept car Luca, which will be built from plastic waste caught in the ocean
The main idea when creating Luca came down to the maximum possible use of waste. Even its chassis will be made of composite material with recovered polyethylene terephthalate (PET) placed between the outer layers of flax.
In turn, the body is planned to be formed using new material developed in collaboration with the Israeli startup UBQ, which will combine its additive obtained from household waste with recycled polypropylene. Aluminum for chassis elements will also be recycled.
Luca will be equipped with two motor wheels with a total capacity of 15 kW (20 hp) and six compact batteries. The estimated energy conversion efficiency on the way from the battery to the wheel is 92%. The team plans to show the finished electric car from recycled materials in June 2020.
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