hiddenNov 09, 2014 09:27:02 IST
A United States company has recently unveiled the world's first 3-D printed electric car, which they plan to make available in the market by 2015.
Local Motors stated that they plan to make them available for sale in about a year at prices ranging from US $18,000 to US $30,000, Stuff.co.nz reported.
Buyers would be able to select their ideal car off a computer screen, and after hitting the print button, a giant machine would then start making the car out of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic, weaving it out of thin lines of paste that harden to form the chassis, body and even the dashboard. The process takes about 40 hours.
Company's CEO John Rogers said that the 3D designed car will be recyclable as long as it has not been painted.
The prototype of the design was on display recently at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.