I am an engineer and scientist with a background in applying leading edge technologies. The Drift EV concept brings together global resources to a local manufacturing capability to produce simpler, cheaper and more robust performance orientated electric vehicles. The business plan is to put together these modular plug and play vehicles that can be manufactured and serviced by franchisees in a ‘microfactory’ concept. The key to this is the Local Motors 3D printing technology.
These are technologies at the prototype or test bed stage that offer opportunities to change the EV landscape – along with off the shelf components that have demonstrated capabilities.
While the technologies are innovative – the guiding principle is to build a flexible platform that may be adapted as the technology evolves. The objective is to bring to market a high performance electric vehicle that is the first to bring together all of the technology to make EV’s not merely practical but affordable and sexy.