Recover E car unveiled live on national TV!

Envision Racing were featured on primetime national television on Tuesday evening, as the team’s remarkable Recover E car – made entirely from e-waste – was officially unveiled on the BBC.

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.

BBC’s The One Show – a weekday show watched by millions every night – was the stage for the first official sighting of the car.

Envision drivers Sebastien Buemi and Alice Powell were also guests on the show as the car was revealed.

The duo were also asked about the weekend’s London E-Prix at the ExCeL Centre, where both Formula E titles are set to be decided.

The car is set for further appearances this week at the ExCeL Centre, 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.

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