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A #3D printed #electric car. Can it be ever better?
A #3D printed #electric car.  Can it be ever better?
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3D printing itself is nothing new in the automotive industry.

From small startups that produce stylish study models to greats like Porsche who use the technique to build parts for classics, it all happens. However, no real production model has yet appeared, but thanks to an Italian-Chinese combination, it now seems to be changing.
White electric LSEV in a street

The LSEV actually goes into production; in 2019 to be precise. Especially in the Far East, in China, there is a healthy hype around the car. The makers have reportedly received more than 7,000 orders, while currently looking at an annual production of only 500 cars (one production line). A case of Tesla Model 3, perhaps? In addition, the manufacturers have not yet received a license to actually make the car, let alone get it on the public roads. This seems to be on the horizon.

Assuming that the duo has all the things in order by the end of next year, we are dealing with a cart that will cause the necessary upheaval. At least, Polymaker's boss hopes that the rest of the car-producing world will see through their project that 3D printing is the future.

Although the LSEV is by no means a car where you can go with the whole family, it is a great car for the big city. The prototype of the LSEV weighs only 450 kg and has to be about 150 km long on one electric charge. His top speed is 70 km / h and he has to cost around 7,500 euros.

Graphic of parts LSEVSpecial is the fact that Polymaker has managed to build the car almost entirely with the 3D printer. Apart from the chassis, the windows, the tires and some other parts, he comes straight out of the printer. Instead of using over 2,000 plastic parts to make the car, the Chinese company only needs 57 plastic parts to assemble it; the rest is due to the 3D printer.

By autoblog