There is an ancient magic pen Ma Liang, holding a magic pen, painting cattle painting sheep painting waterwheel, help folks "paint" all the needs of life and labor! With the rapid development of modern technology, the magic of 3D printing technology! The fantasy of "painting" everything becomes reality!
In the afternoon of August 9, a smoothly shaped light electric car - XEV-YOYO - was parked in the exhibition hall of Hefei YOYO Technology Co. As the main product of Hefei YOYO, XEV-YOYO is born from 3D printing technology, and it is the first electric car in the world that uses 3D printing technology to mass-produce interior and exterior body parts.
XEV-YOYO is the world's first electric vehicle to use 3D printing technology for mass production of interior and exterior body parts. "3D printed cars are shorter and cheaper in terms of production, a car takes only 2 weeks from parts design to output, compared to about 3 to 6 months for ordinary cars." Wu Jiawei, director of additive manufacturing at Hefei Youyao Technology Co.
The XEV electric vehicle does not need the molds used in traditional car manufacturing, truly customizing the flexible production on demand, reducing the time and cost investment of the whole vehicle development by more than 80%. At present, Hefei YoYo has realized the 3D printing of door panels, front and tail fins, and is still in the process of unlocking the "printing" of various parts of the car.
A fully charged XEV-YOYO can have a maximum range of 150 kilometers and a maximum speed of about 80 kilometers per hour. The battery can be replaced in 3-5 minutes at a designated location when the power is depleted, or in 3-4 hours using a home charging pile. In major European countries, city trips, short-distance travel, and transporting children to and from school ...... this nimble electric car has stepped into a rich life scenario.
The world's first electric car whose interior and exterior body trim parts are mass-produced using 3D printing technology - XEV-YOYO part of the personalized and customized body trim parts.
"'Core screen steam together Acute lifelong wisdom', in the field of new energy vehicles, Hefei has the advantage of supply chain and the advantage of R&D talents." In November 2020, Hefei YoYo settled in Xinzhan High-Tech Zone with a total investment of 600 million yuan. in February 2021, the first batch of 3D printed prototype cars totaling 40 units were successfully delivered. Today, Hefei YoYo has 50 3D printers and can produce 3,000 to 4,000 electric vehicles per year. At present, XEV has independently developed the YOYO 3D printed electric vehicle complete vehicle platform, including the chassis system, body electronic system, suspension system and other complete vehicle body architecture and interior and exterior design. The whole vehicle 3D printing not only can improve the integration strength of the body, but also can customize the "skin".
"This year's sales are double that of the same period last year, and can meet the needs of small customer groups customization." Wu Jiawei said. Next year, the XEV-YOYO, popular overseas, will be sold simultaneously in China, and the high-speed version of the XEV-YOYO will reach a maximum speed of 100 kilometers per hour and can be driven on intercity highways. The car's interior and seats will be adjusted and improved in terms of comfort and functionality to match the driving habits of the Chinese people.