T25 Supermini Car Built from 100% Recycled Plastic Bottles

Going green — By Stephanie on June 21, 2010 at 6:07 am
microcar T25 Supermini Car Built from 100% Recycled Plastic Bottles

100% recycled plastic bottles make up the T25 supermini car

You might have heard about the Plastiki – a boat made entirely from recycled bottles.  Well, now you don’t have to leave dock to enjoy your own eco-friendly transportation.  Gordon Murray, designer of the McLaren F1 Supercar, has created the T25 Supermini Car shown above, built from 100% recycled plastic bottles!

Commentators are already calling the microcar concept as revolutionary as the McLaren F1 Supercar, but in a very different way:

Called the T25, the vehicle is as far from its creator’s previous effort as it is possible to get. Twenty years ago Gordon Murray stunned the world with the McLaren F1 supercar. The 240mph machine was light years ahead of the competition; it didn’t so much rewrite the supercar rulebook as rip it up and start all over again.

If Murray is to be believed, the T25, which has just started initial road-testing, is equally revolutionary. Like the F1, the T25, built by his company Gordon Murray Design, dispenses with the conventional layout and has a centrally positioned driver’s seat with two passenger seats that are set slightly behind it. Yet unlike the F1, the T25 isn’t geared for speed but for convenience.

Not only are the materials “green,” but its tiny size and light weight allow it to sip fuel, saving you money at the pump.  Using recycled plastic bottles to construct the T25 Supermini Car is the ultimate in re-purposing materials that often end up in landfills.  This cute little ride is a mere 4-feet wide and weighs less than 600 kg.  No need to keep circling the block looking for a parking place, either.  You can fit three of these microcars into one standard parking space, which can be parked head-first toward the curb!

The T25 joins the T27, Murray’s design of the most efficient electric car on the market:

You can’t buy a T25 Supermini car… yet.  Murray is looking for an investor to purchase the rights to produce the microcar and invest in a new manufacturing plant.   He believes that it won’t take long, given the style and features of the Supermini:

  • great visibility with large windows and narrow pillars
  • 20-foot tight turning radius
  • 660cc three-cylinder engine which emits only 88 g/km of CO2 (no road tax in the UK!)
  • single, front-hinged canopy instead of doors – which opens vertically
  • 400 miles to the gallon
  • estimated cost £6,500
  • body panels made entirely from 100% recycled plastic bottles

I cannot wait to hear when the T25 Supermini car will be ready to roll!  Try not to stare when you see one of them driving down the road….

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  1. Lynn Fang says:

    Sounds awesome!

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