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Students from Netherlands develop zero emission car from recycled plastics


A group of students from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands has developed an environment-friendly car that filters the air during rides.

Called zero emission mobility (ZEM), the two-seater electric car was 3D printed using recycled plastics.

The aim of the project is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions of cars, right from manufacturing all the way to recycling.

"It captured more carbon than it emits. In the front, it has two carbon filters, which filter literally the air while you drive along," said Jens Lahaije of TU/ecomotive.

The car, the seventh eco-friendly vehicle from TU/ecomotive, can suck in up to two kilograms of carbon dioxide per 32,000 kilometers of travel.

"The final goal is to actually inspire the industry," Lahaije said. "We want to see our car, hopefully, completely be adopted by the industry. And yeah, the dream goal is, of course, to see it being produced."

—MGP, GMA News