Updated on 2023-02-02
ZEM is an electric vehicle designed by a group of college students at the Eindhoven University of Technology, in the Netherlands. It absorbs more carbon dioxide than it emits while it drives.
An innovative technology called direct air capture, “traps” carbon dioxide (CO2) into a filter. Companies have been using this air-cleaning technology on large installations. The ZEM (zero emission mobility) team have adopted and implement the technology on a smaller scale so it could be used on their electric vehicle.
While driving, air moves through the car into the specially designed air-cleaning filter. This captures and stores CO2, allowing clear air to flow out of the vehicle, compensating for the total emissions over the lifetime of the vehicle.
Made from 3D-printed recycled plastics, its designers say it’s the world’s most sustainable car.
CO2 neutral mobility implies that the vehicle has zero carbon dioxide emissions during its production, use, and end-of-life phase.
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