ITAP transformed an old 1997 BMW into “The Phoenix, an electric car with a longer driving range than the Tesla Model S P100D for just a fraction of the cost. It comes equipped with three types of recycled batteries that total 130 kilowatts of capacity – comprised of lithium-ion 18650 cells, old laptops, and used electric car batteries – powering an electric motor, enabling it to drive for 382-miles on a full charge. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“Lundgren and his team built the ‘Phoenix’ in 35 days for just $13,000. Lundgren hopes that if nothing else, ‘the powers that be’ within electronic corporations will notice ITAP’s effort and will feel motivated to start practicing what he calls ‘hybrid-recycling’,” reports Design Boom.