“Imagine walking into one of our stores, walking up to a screen, choosing one of 9 bodies, choosing one of 4 powertrains, like electric, natural gas, diesel, etc, choosing your tires and wheels, your color and pressing ‘Go’ — and having those sorts of ranges of choices, that’s what we are driving for.”
Justin Fishkin, Chief Strategy Officer for Local Motors, is painting a rather vivid picture of the future of 3D car-printing. Concept Copy Shop 3.0, we’d say.
“To reduce CO2 emissions further and faster, electrification has to increase. 2020 we will need to realise six-digit sales numbers in that segment.”
Daimler’s head of development, Thomas Weber, seems to be shifting up a gear on plug-ins or say he is urging buyers to do so.
spiegel.de (in German)
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