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PHOTO CAPTION: Streetscooter C16 3D printed electric car prototype.

3D Printed Streetscooter Targeted to Sell for Under €10,000

Founded in Germany in 2010, StreetScooter is a new breed of short range automobile the goal of which is to offer realistic performance, safety and sustainability that rivals current ICE-age models.

Published: 20-Nov-2014

Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced it will feature the paradigm-breaking StreetScooter C16, an electric production vehicle available for under €10,000, on its stand at EuroMold, 25-28 November, Frankfurt, Germany.

Using revolutionary design and production methods, the StreetScooter project was developed by the Production of Engineering of E-Mobility Components (PEM) of Aachen University.(1) The company StreetScooter was founded in 2010 with the goal of developing an electric car that rivalled conventional vehicles on price with realistic performance, safety and sustainability. While specifications vary from model to model, a StreetScooter C16 is expected to typically weigh 450kg – (1000lbs) excl. battery, has a range of min. 100km (80 miles) and delivers a top speed of 100km/h (60mph), making it an ideal city vehicle.

Representing a new breed of car, the Short Distance Vehicle was built using the large format Objet1000 Multi-material 3D Production System for all its exterior plastic parts, including the large front and back panels, door panels, bumper systems, side skirts, wheel arches, lamp masks, and a few interior components such as the retainer instrument board and a host of smaller components. Parts were 3D printed using Stratasys’ tough Digital ABS material, enabling the engineering team to build a prototype car that could perform in strenuous testing environments to the same level as a vehicle made of traditionally manufactured parts.

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