World Record Breaking Electric Car is Built from Electronic Waste

Posted on March 12, 2018


The Phoenix electric car achieved a world record in California despite being built from second-hand components

Los Angeles based environmentalist Eric Lundgren has claimed the official world record for the Longest Range of an Electric Vehicle (EV) on a single charge. The vehicle travelled more than 1,600 kilometers at the Auto Club Speedway of California in Fontana over two days.

This breaks the previous record of 1,298 km made in Japan in 2013. The record breaking EV is called The Phoenix

Eric Lundgren showcasing the record breaking Phoenix EV. Photo: Aesthitic Firm

It was created by Lundgren of IT Asset Partners – America’s leading hybrid recycling plant. The car is made from 90 per cent recycled parts in an effort to promote electronic waste recycling. It cost less than $14,000 to build.  

The purpose of the Phoenix is to showcase Hybrid Recycling, and demonstrate the amazing possibilities of electronic waste recycling.

Recycling Pioneer

E-Waste pioneer Lundgren innovated the process of Hybrid Recycling for individuals and businesses. Lundgren promotes it as the purest form of recycling and has business clients including Nintendo, Motorola, Panasonic, Dell and more

Electronic Waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the United States. Yet the country lacks the ability to efficiently process this waste.

After witnessing firsthand through his travels how e-waste is polluting the earth, Lundgren created ITAP. The company identifies generic parts and components then extracts and re-integrates them in new applications.

This Hybrid Recycling process decreases the demand for raw materials, conserves natural resources and reduces our carbon footprint.

Photo: Aesthitic Firm