Alongside testing new battery technology for cars, Envision Racing is on a mission to tackle e-waste and ensure the precious minerals and other materials found in old laptops, mobile phones and other electrical devices are extracted and reused.
Envision Racing launched their Recover-E Campaign and Waste to Race competition at the Climate Champions event in Moss Side in March 2023. Working in partnership with Manchester-based artist and designer Liam Hopkins, it is creating a full-size replica Formula E racing car from e-waste that will be unveiled at the London E-Prix on 29 July 2023.
To encourage wider awareness – and unlock brilliant ideas from children and young people – they have also launched a global Waste to Race challenge for children and young people to design and build their own mini racing cars from e-waste.
Our students heard from an Envision Racing representative and designer Liam Hopkins who:
- Introduced Formula E and how it is changing the cars on our roads by testing and trailing new battery technology
- Talked about the need for a circular economy – where we use and reuse items to cut carbon emissions and protect our planet
- Explained the importance of recycling e-waste (phones, laptops, electrical devices) so the minerals can be used
- Launched the Waste to Race competition and provided a short ‘how to’ guide for students to build their own mini racing cars from e-waste
- Hosted a Q&A session
Our students were then able to see the Envision Racing car for themselves. We think you’ll agree it’s quite impressive!