Two hobbyists built an electric car from spare parts. Now they're going after a record set by Tesla
The two-seater Phoenix is made from about 90 percent "recycled" parts according to the weight, according to Lundgren. For example, the frame of the car is a 1997 BMW 528i, which was a scrap car they purchased for $900. It uses an industrial motor typically used from mining equipment. A lot of the pieces came from vehicles four or five years ago rather...