3D-printed car saves money, energy

Urbee II, a 3D-printed electric car about to go into production, boasts an ultrastrong, ultralight chassis that can take on highway rigors with ease.

It wasn't long ago when 3D printing was a really cool concept we liked to daydream about. Now, it's gearing up to change our lives. We've seen 3D-printed buildings , portraits, organs , prosthetics , food , couture , a moon base , and even a pen for all your creative and repair needs. What's missing?

3D-printed transport, of course.

That, however, could change if engineer Jim Kor has his way. Heading up the team behind 3D-printed electric car Urbee, Kor has more than 35 years of experience in designing automotive, bus, rail, agricultural and heavy mobile equipment, as well as civil structures and products for the aerospace and medical industries.

In the conceptual design and prototype stages, Kor's company -- Kor Ecologic -- is finally getting near full production of a 3D-printed electric car: the Urbee II.

Read more of "3D-printed car saves money, energy" at CNET Australia.

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Michelle Starr is the tiger force at the core of all things. She also writes about cool stuff and apps as CNET Australia's Crave editor. But mostly the tiger force thing.

 

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