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Meet LSEV The World’s First Mass Produced 3D Printed Electric Car

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The world’s first 3D printed car looks set to make production in 2019 and its maker believes it previews an “inevitable” change that’ll affect the whole industry.

source/image: Polymaker

Produced by Chinese company Polymaker and Italy-based vehicle manufacturer X Electrical Vehicle, the Smart-sized LSEV is almost entirely made using 3D printing technology, which creates parts from the ground up, layer by layer.

source/image: Polymaker

Powered by batteries and an electric motor, this love-child of a Renault Twizy and a Toyota iQ weighs 450kg and can reach a dizzying top speed of 43mph.Despite the fact that it’s slower than many 50cc mopeds, the LSEV could be the solution Chinese cities need.

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A predicted driving range of up to 93 miles should be adequate for simply getting you in and out of the urban sprawl before returning to the same park and ride-style venue you picked it up from.

This prototype took three days to build, but Polymaker says a production line churning out 500 annual units is possible. Sales of the dinky city car, whose crash safety performance is so far a mystery, should start late next year, with prices of around $10,000.

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