Road transport contributes about 16% of global carbon dioxide but engineers in Holland have developed cars that could capture emissions.
A team of engineering students has unveiled their design for the world’s first carbon-neutral car, which removes and stores carbon dioxide from the air while it’s on the road.
According to the British newspaper, “The Daily Mail,” the exhaust air flows through a grille in the front of the car, which passes through a filter that separates and stores greenhouse gases.
The electric vehicle, known as “Zem,” was also designed by the TU/ Ecomotive team from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.
The prototype of the car also has solar panels on its roof and hood, allowing it to be used as an external battery for the home.
“We clean the air while driving and aim to become completely CO2 neutral,” said team principal Louise de Lat.