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TU/ecomotive and the car that takes CO2 from the air

Written by Kfir Kedem – September 06, 2022

Reviewed by Asaf Kedem

Headline-inducing startup, Lightyear, was founded as a student team at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e). Following in Lightyear’s footsteps, TU/ecomotive is a new student team that has developed an innovative and ultra-sustainable car. This team focuses on developing a vehicle that is helping clear air pollution.


The car is equipped with a filter that extracts CO2 from the air – about 2 kilograms per year to be exact. To put it in perspective, 2 kilograms of CO2 is 10% of what a tree takes in on a yearly basis. TU/ecomotive claims that the car is also circular due to its bi-directional charging capabilities and solar panels.


Auto Trendy’s take:

There’s no question about it – we’ll keep needing vehicles for transport in our long-term future. TU/ecomotive is helping make this future sustainable. With an emission-free vehicle that is actually helping clean current air pollution, this car may even be the first step toward a negative carbon vehicle.

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