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Video: Are You Ready to Drive a 3-D-Printed Car?

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Want an environmentally friendly car that's a cooler ride than a Prius? Check out the Blade.

Looking like something out of the future, this car gets its green-friendly credentials through its 3-D printing manufacturing process. While the components are made quickly and efficiently, the Blade can still pack a punch on the road and hit 60 mph in a little over 2 seconds.

"What we've tried to do is dematerialize auto manufacturing, meaning radically reduce the materials and energy that go into a car," said Kevin Czinger, CEO of Divergent Microfactories, which makes the Blade.>

While other places -- including the Energy Department -- have experimenting with 3-D printing cars, Divergent Microfactories wants the Blade to be validated, safety tested and really hit the roads.

To learn more, check out the video below from CNET

By Caitlin Fairchild November 12, 2015

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