A working prototype of a hybrid-electric two-seater car called Urbee, is the world’s first 3D printed car. Urbee, (Urban Electric with Ethanol as backup) was created to be practical, efficient, inexpensive, easy to repair, safe to drive, and built from technology that exists today. Instead of being prototyped by hand, the company used Stratasys in Minneapolis to print them a car avoiding the costs and inefficiencies of tooling, machining, and handword. The Urbee looks like something straight of out The Jetsons.
The car is designed to deliver more than 200 mile per gallon on the highway and 100 miles per gallon in the city. No word on when (or if) the car will go into production.