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3D Printing, Generative Design Put This EV on a “Diet”

3D Printing, Generative Design Put This EV on a "Diet"

Written by David

October 7, 2020

The Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV) is a lightweight, fully electric car designed for right-sized transportation. The 1,300-pound vehicle “lost” 12 pounds in 30 days thanks to generatively redesigned parts enabled by 3D printing (the pink suspension components seen here).

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“There’s a giant disconnect between what a car can do and how we actually use them on a daily basis,” says Mark Frohnmayer. “And that disconnect creates a massive amount of inefficiency.”

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Although most cars can carry five to seven people and travel hundreds of miles, the majority of trips are local and move just one or two people at a time, he explains. Most of us are driving around more car than we need to be, using more fuel and occupying more space than is truly necessary. Frohnmayer’s proposed solution to this […]

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