This Is The First 3D Printed Car

The Urbee is a hybrid car concept that, according to the manufacturers, will be built with 3D printing technology and achieve an unbelievable 200/100 mpg fuel economy in highway/city driving. That is, of course, once they change the toner.

As you can see in the gallery below an unfinished full-scale Urbee prototype was shown at SEMA in Las Vegas this past week. The Urbee will be produced entirely using 3D printing — a form of additive manufacturing. To put it very simply for people like us, 3D printing technology progressively adds layers of material according to a computer model to create a 3D object like the body of the Urbee.

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Even though the Urbee is currently in unfinished prototype form, the manufacturers and designers plan for the final product to be capable of an overnight charge using a standard electrical outlet, wind power or a small solar panel array.

The Urbee may be what the future looks like though it is still questionable whether you will see one sitting in your neighbor's driveway anytime soon.