LIUX unveils plant-based electric vehicle

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In Spain, sustainable automotive company LIUX has unveiled a 3D printed electric vehicle prototype that uses 90% recycled and plant-based materials.

Named Animal, the car’s body, interior, and chassis are made from biopolymer fibers and resins.  Body panels are made from cork and linen. “A large part of the outer bodywork” will be made of vegetable fibers, especially flax, that is formed and molded with vegetable resins, LIUX says.

“The objective is to run small factories, with the capacity to produce about 25,000 units per plant and to place different factories in different geographical areas, close to demand,” the carmaker adds.

Animal also boasts a top speed of 200 km/h and 70% lower carbon dioxide emissions than a conventional EV.