Local Motors has officially unveiled LM3D Swim, the world’s first 3D-printed car set for mass production. This all-electric vehicle will eventually contain 90-percent 3D-printed parts as the technology continues to develop – currently 75%. “In the past few months our engineers have moved from only a rendering to the car you see in front of you today,” said Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. The first road-going models are set to hit the streets in 2017, and will cost you $53,000. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“In fact, the car maker plans to release several new models in the LM3D series throughout 2016, and before you start bashing its oddball design, bear in mind that when Project Redacted was hosted by Local Motors, the model passed a judging panel that included Jay Leno and SEMA Vice President of Vehicle Technology John Waraniak. It’s obviously not a beauty – no matter which way you look at it – but its intriguing, buggy-like design is something you don’t see every day,” reports Car Scoops.