A car constructed largely from e-waste has entered the Guinness World Records after completing a 1600km journey powered by an electric battery.

The epic trip, which goes into the book for achieving the longest range of an electric vehicle, took place this week, over two days, at the Auto Club Speedway of California in Fontana.

Called The Phoenix, the EV is an innovation from Los Angeles company, IT Asset Partners (ITAP), and its head, Eric Lundgren.

Built using 90% recycled parts, the Hybrid Recycling technique – developed by Lundgren – demonstrates what is possible with e-waste. His pioneering work in the area has attracted clients including Nintendo, Motorola, Panasonic and more; all intent on exploring re-use, which Lundgren says is “the purest form of recycling”.