We first featured the Urbee 3D printed car back in 2010, the device is now heading on a road trip across the US, and according to the creators of Urbee they plan to get 290 MPG out of the Urbee 2.
The trip will be from San Francisco to New York, a total of 2,905 miles, and they are planning to travel from San Francisco to New York in 44 hours, and the Urbee 2 will use less fuel than it takes a normal car to travel 300 miles.
The Urbee 2 features a one cylinder multi fuel engine that can use either diesel or ethanol, although the engine is not used to power the car, instead it is used to charge the built in batteries.
This strange looking vehicle has been designed to be aerodynamic and it is constructed from lightweight plastic, with the shell of the vehicle, the frame, and some of the parts being produced by 3D printing using the lightweight plastic.
The Urbee 2 is capable of producing 16 horsepower and has a top speed of just over 70 miles per hour, it will be interesting to see if they can manage to get 290 MPG out of the Urbee 2.
The trip is being funded via Kickstarter, and the developers of the Urbee 2 are raising $30,000 on Kickstarter, you can find out more details at the link below.Filed Under: Design News, Technology News, Top News