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Eco-Friendly Vehicle Makes Pit Stop At UC Merced (Slideshow)

September 29, 2022

The world’s first ever carbon-neutral vehicle was on display at UC Merced. Students, staff and the public were invited to get an up-close look at the prototype, called ZEM, which was built by TU/Ecomotive, a student-led team from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. ZEM, which is made out of 3D printed parts and plant-based materials, has solar panels embedded in the body as well as filters that actually capture CO2 as it is being driven. The vehicle is currently on a nation-wide tour that aims to revolutionize the way we think about automotive sustainability. (Click photo to scroll)