The Strati is the first electric car to be produced completely by 3D printer. Constructed in just 44 hours with a maximum speed of 40 miles per hour, the unique vehicle shows the application of 3D printing in sustainability.


3D printing offers consumers the opportunity to design and build something as intricate as a car in a few days. While this might just mean more planned obsolescence or electronics fads, the alternative could be new cars only produced on demand, saving the excess the materials and energy input into cars that spend months sitting on a lot. It would save car companies a lot on the upfront production costs, too.

Here, check out a timelapse video of the Strati under construction.

Read more about the Strati on TreeHugger.