Watch CBS News

Local Motors Brings 3D Printed Car To Detroit Auto Show

DETROIT (AP) - A 3-D printed car could be in your driveway sooner than you think.

Phoenix-based Local Motors plans to sell a 3-D printed car called the Strati later this year. It's a two-seat neighborhood car that can go up to 25 miles per hour.

Local Motors prints the car's frame and panels out of carbon fiber-infused plastic on a machine that could fit in a single-car garage. It takes about 44 hours to print one Strati. Then it's outfitted with an electric car battery, motor and suspension from French automaker Renault.

Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers says the Strati is the first of three vehicles Local Motors is planning to sell. He eventually hopes to make highway-legal cars.

Rogers says the Strati will sell for $18,000 to $30,000.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.