British car maker Mini recently unveiled its Mini Electric Concept—a compact, all-electric version of its classic mini car. To bring the concept to life as a prototype, Mini turned to additive manufacturing as a solution.
The Mini Electric Cooper is styled after the classic Mini Cooper design, it sets itself apart with a set of 19-inch wheels, an asymmetrical detail on the radiator grille and an overall design that looks lighter and more aerodynamic. The use of 3D printing for prototyping a new vehicle speaks to the way that entirely new concepts may be created without restricting cost efficiency or the limitations of other machines and materials.
The Mini Electric Concept is set to be showcased at this year’s IAA Cars show in Frankfurt, Germany.
Miniature Electric Cars
More Stats +/-
Car-Inspired Camping Pods
Severed Limb Stunts
Pint-Sized Luxury Cars
Social Media-Enabled Cars
Grown-Up Miniature Cars
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.
Mini Used 3D Printing to Realize the 'Mini Electric Concept'
- By: Laura McQuarrieSep 2, 2017