The replica GEN3 car was created and built by artist Liam Hopkins, known as ‘Lazerian’, using discarded electronics from across the country – from laptops and mobile phones to vapes, chargers and games consoles.
The functioning car was built with the aim of raising awareness about the growing problem of e-waste around the world, and the need for all of us to find better and more sustainable ways of reusing or recycling our old electronics.
Have you ever seen a car like this?! 🤩— Envision Racing (@Envision_Racing) July 25, 2023
The spectacular Recover E car designed and built by @lazerian ... as unveiled on @BBCTheOneShow today!
Made out of discarded electronics - laptops, phones and more - to highlight the growing issue of e-waste and the need to recycle it! pic.twitter.com/wcdiFqC0By
BBC’s The One Show, a primetime weekday show watched by millions in the UK every night, was the stage for its first official outing.
Envision drivers Sebastien Buemi and Alice Powell were guests on the show for the reveal, with the duo also asked about the weekend’s Hankook London E-Prix season finale double-header at the ExCeL, where both Formula E titles are set to be decided.
The rise of Formula E! 🚀@Envision_Racing drivers @Sebastien_buemi and @alicepowell on what makes the all-electric motorsport SO exciting 💨— BBC The One Show (@BBCTheOneShow) July 25, 2023
More on #TheOneShow 👉 https://t.co/xABIeyB6JI pic.twitter.com/YRy6tU28un
The car is set for further appearances this week at the ExCeL, where it will be hosted in the Fan Village throughout the weekend’s racing.
E-waste is a growing international problem, with millions of tonnes improperly disposed of every single year.
To learn more about the problem, and find out how you can help make a difference head to Envision Racing's Race Against Climate Change.