Circular design turns an Ioniq 5 car into an air purifier.

With carmakers committed to sustainability targets for incoming decades, they are finding second life use cases for discarded cars and their components. 

Recently, Hyundai has found a new way to give a second life to preproduction prototypes. Rather than conventionally crushing them or using them for accident testing, it’s released a video showcasing a “rebirth” of various Ioniq 5 car components to create an air purifier. Hyundai originally built the test car for noise, vibration, and harshness tests.