LSEV will be the world’s first car made almost entirely with 3D-printing, and it’s due to go on sale in late 2019.
Priced around $10,000, the LSEV has a top speed of 43 mph, and can travel 93 miles before needing to be recharged. The vehicle is being made in a joint venture between a Chinese Polymaker company and an Italian-based manufacturer, X Electrical Vehicle (XEV).
Both a postal service company and a car sharing service have already pre-ordered 7,000 of the LSEV. Some experts predict that electric vehicles may make up 35 percent of global new car sales by 2040.
This post is based on the Star article, World’s first 3D-printed car due on roads in 2019, by the TechNews team, March 26, 2018, and the Ecowatch article, Bringing the LSEV to Life – The 1st Mass Produced 3D Printed Car, by Lorraine Chow, March 19, 2018. Image sources: Izabela Habur/E+/Getty Images.
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