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2017-10-20 08:51

Image: Youtube

Los Angeles - A modified BMW has claimed the official Guinness Book of World Records title for the Longest Range of an Electric Vehicle. 

The car, built by IT Asset Partners (ITAP), traveled more than 1600km at the Auto Club Speedway of California in Fontana during a two-day consecutive run. 

This breaks the previous record of 1298km achieved in Japan in 2013.

90% recycled parts

The record-breaking EV called The Phoenix was created by ITAP leader Eric Lundgren and is made from 90% recycled parts in an effort to promote electronic waste recycling.

It costs less than $14 000 (R190 000) to build. 
According to ITAP: "The purpose of The Phoenix is to showcase Hybrid Recycling, and demonstrate to the world the amazing possibilities and potential derived from electronic waste recycling.

"E-Waste recycling pioneer Eric Lundgren is known for innovating a national movement for individuals and businesses to utilize the process he developed called Hybrid Recycling. 

 Eric Lundgren in the BMW E39 which broke the electric range record. Image: Joseph Mohney of the Aesthetic Firm

ITAP said: "Electronic Waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the United States, yet our country lacks a real solution to efficiently process this waste system. After witnessing firsthand how e-Waste is polluting the earth in his global travels, Lundgren created a real solution for the e-Waste epidemic.

"Through efficiency and innovation, his company ITAP identifies all generic parts and components of value and preserve is discarded e-Waste, rather than just destroy them. They then extract and re-integrate into new applications. 

"This Hybrid Recycling process decreases the demand for raw material production, conserving natural resources and reducing the carbon footprint."

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