Who will be the first to tap into Elon Musk "Open Source For Electric Cars"? Is it the way Foxconn can go with Tesla for its $15k Electric Car to be built in China? I am speculating here, but 3D technology brings totally new perception for at least the urban mobility.
I can easily envision the power-train supplied by Tesla with lithium batteries from its Gigafactory, standardised safety frame to meet the necessary safety requirements and everything else can be really customised in this case.
We can talk about the solution for the urban mobility at least and if the range can reach 150 miles - we can have the real game changer. Mass volume production will be the key here, but these dreams can be much closer to reality, than a lot of people think.
Lithium Technology meets 3D printing - it can be really interesting. You can find more information about Local Motors here.
China Rolls Out Welcome Mat for Electric Cars: Ganfeng Lithium Partners with International Lithium in Argentina and Ireland.
"We have very interesting report today from Bloomberg on Foxconn. It is all the same web: electric cars, China, Tesla and Apple. Will we see electric car for $15k produced by Foxconn in China after all? Today we get one step closer to this groundbreaking development for the mass market for electric cars.China moves very fast now to fight the air pollution and ignite the next industrial revolution. This collaboration with Tesla will allow it to acquire the latest technology in electric cars space. Lithium batteries and materials are already the very important foundation for this advance being built in China right now. Read more."