New Honda 3D-printed Electric Vehicle Fits in a Tiny Package
The world of 3D-printing technology seems to get more impressive every day, but Honda has seriously raised the bar with its latest 3D-printing adventure by building an electric vehicle.
Honda joined up with a Japanese 3D-printing startup company called Kabuku to design the tiny model, which was created with the aim of driving comfortably on narrow Japanese roads that are usually only travelled by motorcycle.
The 3D-printed EV was modeled after Honda’s Variable Design platform for micro EVs, which was recently revealed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Honda has proved that it can not only design a micro EV but also 3D print one.
Even more impressive is the fact that this 3D-printed electric vehicle actually requires less materials to build than it would have needed if produced by traditional means, making it more affordable. Those are the kind of savings that can be ultimately passed down to consumers.
Could this be a look into a future where cars are simply 3D-printed rather than manufactured the way we know now? It’s hard to say for sure, but now we know that it is not impossible. For now, simply visit us anytime at Schlossmann Honda, where we have all the latest Honda models available.