China will print an electric car on a 3-D printerDecember 11, 2019
In China, a crowdfunding campaign has begun to raise funds for the development of a new YoYo model. A compact citycar with a length of 2.5 meters will cost from $ 6,000.
To implement the YoYo microcar project, a fundraiser was launched. Due to its small dimensions, the car falls into the category of vehicles L7. That is, it will be entered in the driver’s documents as an ATV. Its design is not intricate and consists of 57 elements. Having spent no more than 9 hours of work on a 3-D printer, they plan to get the basis of the car.
Thanks to the printed panels, in the future they plan to create a catalog with the help of which it will be possible to replace damaged parts or an external car upgrade.
As conceived by the developers, the car will be able to drive up to 150 kilometers without recharging and will be able to reach a maximum speed of up to 150 kilometers per hour. For this, the electric car will be equipped with an electric motor with a return of 7.5 kilowatts (peak – 22 kilowatts), as well as low-voltage LiFePO4 batteries for 9.2 kilowatt hours.
Also, the owners of the microcar are waiting for the good news – you can charge the car from a conventional outlet. Now the cost of a printed car is $ 6,000 as part of the crowdfunding campaign. According to preliminary information, the serial version of YoYo will be launched in August 2020 and its price will already be $ 8,000.
Meanwhile, PSA is actively developing in the Chinese market, and next year it intends to electrify the entire model line in the local market. All versions of cars will receive one degree or another of electrification.
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