Urbee 2 To Cross Country On Just 10 Gallons Of Ethanol
by Edwin Kee (Ubergizmo.com) Remember the first generation Urbee, which was a 3D printed car that was specially developed in order to usher in a new age of cheaper and more economical travel, and to test it, it was sent on an expedition to Canada? Well, Jim Kor’s company, Kor Ecologic, that printed out the Urbee, is now back with a sequel to the Urbee, where it will be (unfortunately uninspiring) known as the Urbee 2. The Urbee 2 will be printed by a 3D printer as usual, and it is slowly but surely making its way to the production line.
Excerpt from Wired.com: Not all of the Urbee is printed plastic — the engine and base chassis will be metal, naturally. They’re still figuring out exactly who will make the hybrid engine, but the prototype will produce a maximum of 10 horsepower. Most of the driving – from zero to 40 mph – will be done by the 36-volt electric motor. When it gets up to highway speeds, the engine will tap the fuel tank to power a diesel engine. READ MORE