World’s first 3D-printed electric car to debut in 2019

Mar 23, 2018, 7:49 AM EDT
(Source: 3D Printing Media Network/flickr)
(Source: 3D Printing Media Network/flickr)

XEV, an Italian electric vehicle company, has tied up with Polymaker, a Shanghai-based 3D printing material firm, to break new grounds in the auto industry with their latest car LSEV, billed as “the first mass-producible 3D-printed electric car in the world.”

Unlike a traditional car that typically features more than 2,000 parts, the LSEV is built with only 57, weighs just 450 kg and costs under $10,000, writes New Atlas.

Given that the car industry is one of the major culprits in global emissions and global warming, such innovations and adaptations in vehicle designs come as a welcome response to a deepening climate change crisis, notes Green Matters.