Innovation, creativity and sustainability abound when it comes to the futurist design of an electric vehicle made from plastic bottles and recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET). Designed and executed by artist Anne Marie D’Agostino, a Tesla electric Cybertruck was built for National Drive Electric Week (Sept. 26) using 800 used water bottles from CarbonLITE Recycling and plastic sheeting from the company’s PinnPack subsidiary. “Sustainability has been part of CarbonLITE’s mission from the start, and we are happy to participate in National Drive Electric Week, which has similar goals,” said CarbonLITE Chief Executive Officer Leon Farahnik, in a statement. “We take recycling seriously, but sometimes a little levity and creativity, especially these days, makes sense.” A time-lapsed video of the truck’s production at CarbonLITE’s Riverside, Calif.-based plant also is available.
Electric Tesla truck fashioned out of 800 plastic bottles and rPET
Cybertruck part of National Drive Electric Week
November 3, 2020