Meet Lazerian’s Recover-E: A Racecar Made Out of E-waste
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Lazerian Studio’s Recover-E is a Functioning Racecar Made from E-Waste

Header Lazerian Studios Recover E is a Functioning Racecar Made from E Waste Photo by Website/Lazerian

In a bid to spotlight the escalating issue of electronic waste (e-waste), design studio Lazerian has used the items to craft a stunning racing car named "Recover-E." Unlike any conventional car, this masterpiece is assembled entirely from discarded electronic items.

Lazerian Studio’s Recover-E is a Functioning Racecar Made from E-Waste

The initiative, commissioned by the Formula E team Envision Racing, transformed discarded iPhones, vapes, a fly swatter, a 1950s radio, and several other everyday electronic items into a piece of art. Though constructed from e-waste, the Recover-E is no static showpiece. The car is equipped with a drivetrain transposed from a beach buggy, allowing it to be driven and to move.

The design is a brilliant mosaic of technological nostalgia. The driver's protective halo has been crafted from Nintendo Wii controllers, while the brake light gets its unique touch from a pricing gun. A 1950s radio finds its place as the radar antenna, proudly perched atop the car.

Lazerian Studio’s Recover-E is a Functioning Racecar Made from E-Waste

The Recover-E is not just a static piece to be viewed from afar. It demonstrated its capability at the Formula E World Championship Finals held at London’s Excel Exhibition Centre where actor Aidan Gallagher took it for a spin, showcasing its unique design and functionality.

Previously, in collaboration with Envision Racing, Lazerian has created a project that used plastic waste to construct a non-drivable replica of a Formula E car.

Following its grand unveiling in late July at the ExCel centre, just before the London e-prix, the Recover-E is set to make appearances at various events. The global climate summit, COP28, is one such prominent venue. After its stint in the spotlight, the car will be deconstructed and sent for recycling, ensuring that the project stays true to its sustainability roots.

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