3D Printed Car Urbee 2 to Make Cross-Country Road Trip

Designer has been working on vehicle since 1996

   

A 3D-printed car — the Urbee 2 — will make a cross-country trek through the U.S. in about two years.

Design & Trend reports that 20 and 22-year-old brothers Cody and Tyler Kor will take the Urbee 2 from San Francisco to New York and back. The Urbee 2 is a 3D-printed car designed by the young men’s father — Jim Kor — that is expected to cover the trip using only 10 gallons of fuel each way. The Kors’ trip will follow the same route that Sewall Crocker and Horatio Nelson Jackson took in 1903 when they made the first east-to-west journey by car.

Jim first came up with the idea for the car in 1996 after creating an efficient vehicle that ran on rails with a group of engineers and designers. He wanted to take this idea further by creating a car with an electric motor that runs with human power on the road and the design for the Urbee came to life.

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