A Car That’s Fully Electric… and Fully 3D-Printed, Too

Strati is the Italian word for layers–and it’s a fitting name for the world’s first 3D-printed car, whose carbon fiber frame was literally extruded layer by layer.

But what’s possibly even cooler than witnessing the first 3D-printed car is learning it was made in a co-creation factory that provides free access to fabrication equipment (read: massive 3D printers with multiple extruders) for collaborative projects.

The design came from a design challenge in which over 200 hundred entries were received from around the world. The winning design, from automotive designer Michele Anoe, was chosen for its simplicity, originality, and a really cool retractable roof.