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The first 3D printed electric car of mass production

The world’s first three-dimensional vehicle was presented in Geneva and received positive reviews from the general public at the event. The project received flesh and bone thanks to the collaboration of XEV with Polymaker (the first is an Italian electric vehicle manufacturer based in Turin and the second one is a Chinese company specializing in 3D printing.

This original vehicle is labeled LSEV and will be marketed in 2019. As you can see in the video, the two-seater 3D printed electric car looks like a small city car ideal for easy parking. Its autonomy with a full load can reach up to 150 km distance under normal conditions. Its final speed is about 69 km / h.

The most interesting fact is probably the reduction in cost and production time resulting from 3D printing. A traditional car is actually made up of about 2,000 pieces of plastic, while the LSEV has managed to reduce that number to 57 pieces in addition to the sketch, the seats and the windows. the rest was created through 3D printing, reducing research and development time by two thirds.

All of this favors reducing the final sale price, estimated at around 6000 euros, much lower than other electric vehicles in the same category. This particular 3D printing technology will obviously bring revolutionary changes to the automotive industry, and it is likely that well-known vehicle manufacturers will deal with 3D printing sometime in the future.