Spanish start-up LIUX claims that its team has created the most sustainable electric car ever by transforming recyclable materials such as plastic and bio resin into a 3D-printed car named ‘Animal’ The plant-based car design makes use of bio-polymer sourced from organic fibers and resins, tallying up to 90% recycled materials used. On a single charge, Animal can ride for 600 kilometers without a hassle.
The bio-polymer derived from organic fibres and resins is used in the plant-based automobile design. These materials are incorporated into the vehicle’s outer skin, interiors, and chassis components, totaling up to 90% recycled materials used. LIUX eliminates unnecessary design elements and only incorporates components that are simple to assemble, disassemble, repair, and recycle. By doing so, the team reduces the car’s pieces and materials by 25%.
According to LIUX, the bodywork and chassis moulds of the 3D-printed car ‘Animal’ help the company cut manufacturing times, energy, and CO2 emissions by around 70%. This corresponds to the car interior’s essential appearance, as the company refrains from adding extravagant details. For the team, it’s not just about pleasing the eyes with visuals, but also about providing functional components and offerings that enhance the driver’s ride.
LIUX emphasises that the materials used in the bodywork, as well as the interior and a portion of the chassis, are biopolymers and biocomposites made from natural fibres and resins and 3D printed. ‘We want to focus on value and eliminate all needless aspects, therefore we’re striving for simplicity.’ Our automobiles employ basic components that are easy to construct, disassemble, repair, and/or recycle, allowing us to cut parts and materials by 25% compared to a standard car,’ adds co-founder David Sancho Domingo.
Plant Based Electric Car
The 3D-printed, plant-based automobile is powered by battery technology, and LIUX opts for modular battery packs with up to four sets that drivers may add, remove, replace, update, or reuse. Animal is capable of riding for 600 kilometres on a single battery.
‘The battery packs are self-contained and removable, and can be used and inherited in various cars and LIUX segments, as well as used for self-consumption. ‘You can buy your car with two battery packs and later add two more to double your autonomy, or if you buy another LIUX, you inherit your batteries and save them,’ says LIUX co-founder Antonio Espinosa de los Monteros.
Technology and Price
‘Animal,’ in terms of modern technology, comes to life through emotional intelligence. The vehicle’s engines employ artificial intelligence to collect data and deliver ideas to both the team and the driver on how to enhance the car’s performance as well as statistics on the car’s general health and functioning.
LIUX says it has a few tricks up its sleeve that it will reveal over the next few months to round out its vision of the future of mobility. As of the publication of this story, ‘Animal’ is available for reservation for 200 EUR, with a starting price of 39,000 EUR.
The world’s first plant-based automobile. 90% of the materials utilised in the vehicle’s creation are either recycled or plant-based. The outside skin, interiors, and a portion of the chassis are built of bio-polymer, which is derived from organic fibres and resins.
Top speed 200kmh, Acceleration 0-60 mph/ 5s, Peak Power 240cv.
Up to 600 km, You can add, remove, replace, upgrade, or give your batteries a second life with our modular battery packs.
Molds and 3D printed components
We are able to manufacture the moulds for our bodywork and chassis directly in 3D printing thanks to our cutting-edge technology, creating a more sustainable and flexible process, cutting manufacturing times and reducing energy and CO2 emissions by 70%.
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