Watch: Hyundai turns Ioniq 5 EV into air purifier

As a way of recycling, Hyundai has transformed a decommissioned Ioniq 5 electric vehicle into an air purifier.The Ioniq 5 EV used in this process was a test car.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 01 Jan 2022, 13:03 PM
Screengrab taken from the video posted on YouTube by HyundaiWorldwide.
Screengrab taken from the video posted on YouTube by HyundaiWorldwide.
Screengrab taken from the video posted on YouTube by HyundaiWorldwide.
Screengrab taken from the video posted on YouTube by HyundaiWorldwide.

What to do with an electric vehicle after it reaches the end of its lifecycle? Batteries of EVs, for example, are being considered for recycling through various methods, however, Hyundai is here to provide a new perspective. The automaker which had a decommissioned Ioniq 5 EV has turned it into an air purifier.

In a recent video by Hyundai, one can observe an Ioniq 5 electric vehicle that was used as a test car and now stands decommissioned. The company, rather than taking the route of scrapping, transforms the EV into an air purifier. The video shows parts of the electric vehicle being disabled one by one following which the air purifier is being designed first. The purifier steady takes shape using the vehicle's parts.

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The makers have incorporated the EV's filters, its cooling fan, its brake lights, multiple body panels, its emblem and also its 20-inch wheel. The end result of the recycling process is quite impressive as many automakers, including Hyundai, have suggested several ingenious after use of electric vehicles.

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A recent study by Volvo had shown that the manufacturing process of an electric vehicle is more carbon-intensive compared to the production of internal combustion engine vehicles. Electric vehicles also come with a shorter lifespan due to their dependency on battery packs. Though automakers are trying to find out new ways to recycle an EV after it is no more in use, recycling ideas such as the one from Hyundai can push many to adopt more creative and innovative ideas.

The video has garnered many positive responses and appreciated the automaker's efforts in coming up with out-of-the-box recycling methods for the EV.

First Published Date: 01 Jan 2022, 13:03 PM IST
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