A new type of 3D electric car is set to hit the market next year, and it will take just 3 days to manufacture and cost $10K!
The two-seater electric LSEV will also have less than 100 parts.
This a huge difference compared with over 2,000 for a conventionally manufactured car, according to the Shanghai-based 3D printing materials company Polymaker and X Electrical Vehicle Limited (XEV) .
Welcome to the future—The car looks like something straight out of a movie!
Luo Xiaofan, Polymaker’s CEO and co-founder said the LSEV is the world’s first “real” 3D-printed project produced on a mass scale.
“By saying real, I mean there are also lots of other companies using 3D printing for production. But nothing can really compare with the LSEV in terms of the size, the scale, and the intensity,” he said.
The car is smaller than average, measuring an estimated 98 inches in length, 51 inches wide, and 59 inches high.
And XEV and Polymaker say the vehicle, which weighs around 992 pounds, will only be able to reach a top speed of 43 miles-per-hour.
But with a total time of three days needed for printing its parts and assembling the car itself, we are seriously impressed!
Only its seats, glass parts and chassis won’t be made using the 3D printer.
It aims to be delivered to customers in Asia and Europe this spring, with the majority of its 7,000 orders so far coming from Europe.
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