The Local Motors concept is a community of designers who are working on concept of vehicles, the winner is then selected by a vote and a micro factory builds the vehicles on order!
As usual, after a design competition, which received more than 200 entries, the 3D-printed electric car of Cincinnati Incorportaed and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been selected, enabling them to win the $ 5,000 prize but moreover to produce the car!
The first copy of the Strati will be built during the 2014 IMTS - Internaitional Manufacturing Technology Show, which opens its doors in a few days - it is based on a monocoque structure made of ABS to is grafted elements like a windshield, removable seats and the powertrain of the Renault Twizy!
A production version of the Strati will be available to the public a few months later!
Article by H. Le Flanchec