The Italy-China axis begins to give the first fruits, and it does so thanks to a revolutionary electric car project completely created By a 3d printer. We talk about the X electrical Vehicle, OR Xev, and is the synthesis of the active Collaboration Between Xev precisely, Italian startup based in Turin, specializing in the creation of electric power Cars, and the Polymaker, Chinese company that made 3D printing one of its core business.
From the Brevilinear and compact form, vaguely remembering a Smart, the XEV (whose initial design was called Lsev, or Low Speed Electric Vehicle) is the ideal car for city traffic and has the cost absolutely Competitive: only 8 thousand euros.
Many items of cost torn down: from the production chain, which now will see a final timing of 3 days for the simple construction of the 200 individual pieces through special printers, particularly resistant to high temperatures, until the abolition of Intermediaries with regard to the direct sale of the product.
The sale is planned for mid-2019, the date in which XEV intends to invade, and dominate, the market for electric Microcars. All with features that, to be a product of next generation, do not prove anything wrong: 150 km of autonomy in full charge, can be carried out both from home and at special charging stations. Maximum speed of 70 km per hour and a weight of 450 kg, 650 kg at maximum rpm.
Not bad for a product that, as announced in Past few months from the two companies, will see two press poles, one in China and the other In Sicily. In the country of the dragon, to date, pre-orders made via Web have already arrived at 7 thousand units But not less account is the calculation of requests in Italy, where Italian post, BNP Paribas and the Leasing company Arval would appear to be The most interested in building new fleets of low-cost electric cars for respective services.