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Chinese technicians test drive the world's first 3D-printed car

World's first 3D printed car is taken for a test drive.
World’s first 3D printed car is taken for a test drive. Image by Creative Tools / CC BY 2.0

The first sedan car ever to be created using 3D printing technology has been unveiled in China. The car, which was taken for a test drive in Hainan province in the south of the country, runs on rechargeable batteries. The car runs up to 40 kilometres per hour and is 3.6 metres long and 1.63 metres wide. It took only five days to print the car before it was assembled by technicians and taken for a successful drive. Read more: guardian.com