Local Motors brings LM3D Swim: first all-electric 3D printed car to the public, with promises that it will be available for mass production as soon as federal tests are completed.
3D printing is undoubtedly the major technological breakthrough of the 21st century. After starting out with a handful of applications, it is now revolutionizing medical research and industry alike. The automotive startup Local Motors jumped on train and put 3D printing technology to a daring use. Printing a car. LM3D Swim is currently comprising 75 percent of 3D printed car parts. However, Local Motors is planning to raise the percentage to 90 percent by the time the vehicle is readily available for mass production.
LM3D Swim had a blasting debut with SEMA. Here, Jay Rogers, Local Motors CEO stated:
“In the past few months our engineers have moved from only a rendering to the car you see in front of you today”.
With only one chassis currently available for the spectacular LM3D Swim, the automotive company wants to take advantage of the aforementioned speed and design several more by the end of 2017. All for a customizable experience for all those pledging their interest in the all-electric 3D printed car.
Local Motors brings LM3D Swim: first all-electric 3D printed car at incredible speed. According to the press statement of the startup, their 3D printed car will be available for preorder as soon as 2016 spring. Deliveries are planned for 2017 provided everything goes according to plan. And the price: 53,000 dollars.
For LM3D Swim to be delivered so soon, Local Motors needs to put factory plans in order. Working full scale to meet what is expected to be a high demand from customers sees Local Motors opening the assembly line in Knoxville, Tennessee by the end of this year.
Moreover, to ensure driver safety LM3D Swim needs to be subject to federal testing. Crash tests rank high for customer safety. Thus, until this phase is completed no vehicles will be delivered. While these statements are purely indicative for now, the company believes the schedule it has set out will be thoroughly respected.
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