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A 3-D Printed Electric Car That Can Across the U.S. on 10 Gallons of Gas

It like every other day we about some far-out, new that makes us scratch our and say, What the heck? In series, we ll take a look at all of crazy new gadgets, apps and technologies — and the entrepreneurs them up.

The applications for 3-D printing are driven in a new direction.

If you were a cross-country road trip, how would you budget for gas? For and Tyler Kor and their dog, they ll be figuring just 10 each way for the 2,900-mile journey New York to San Francisco and back. And it has a little something to do with 3-D


The brothers will be in the footsteps of car enthusiast Horatio Jackson and mechanic Sewall K. who made the same journey their dog Bud in 1903. It took and Crocker more than 63 and 800 gallons of fuel to accomplish the cross-country automobile journey in a Winton. The Kors, by contrast, planned their journey to a bit more than 44 hours, for human and canine potty in a considerably more futuristic the largely 3-D printed, three-wheeled car dubbed the Urbee 2.

Cody and Tyler are part of a led by their father, Jim Kor, who is of Kor Ecologic and one of the key designers of the incredibly aerodynamic vehicle. Its name from the three core that went into its urban, electric and ethanol. The team s goal was to create a car designed for urban use, by an electric motor and an ethanol-fueled engine.

The team hoped to enter the X Prize competition in 2009, but ran a snag when they ready to create a prototype. The molding they had originally to use for their prototype proved to be too to work within their and they were forced to from the competition. The team to an unlikely source for a solution: 3-D

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Working with 3-D printing Stratasys, they created a model, and then finally a prototype. The three-wheeled car weighs 1,200 pounds and features a 7-hp engine that either diesel or ethanol and batteries to drive two electric giving it the equivalent of 16 hp and a max speed of 70 mph. Steel tubing in the and framing helps make the car enough to meet or exceed safety standards.

Most intriguing, more 50 percent of the car is 3-D printed. Everything you see and touch on the car, as you drive the will be 3-D printed , Kor was recently saying in Popular Mechanics . method of production makes the 2 more affordable — the price will likely be $16,000 and $50,000 depending on how are produced yearly.

Even more important to Kor and his though, is the fact that 3-D allows the Urbee 2 to be manufactured minimal environmental impact.

for sustainability can arguably be stated to be s biggest and most important of the coming century, says It s something we absolutely need to get

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