Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a special 3D-Printed Utility Vehicle (PUV), which essentially is an electric vehicle with range extender - but running on CNG.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration connects a 3D-printed building and vehicle to showcase a new approach to energy use, storage and consumption. Photo by Carlos Jones (ORNL)
The all-electric range is said to be about 35 miles (56 km), and the top speed is 35 mph. Weight of the vehicle stands at 4,010 lbs (1,819 kg).
One of the features is wireless charging, with b-directional capability to powers home, 3D-printed as well of course.
"Translogic host Jonathon Buckley heads to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee to drive a 3D-Printed Utility Vehicle (PUV) created by the U.S. Department of Energy for its AMIE Project. The PUV uses an electric-hybrid propulsion system, with a range-extending compressed natural gas generator. As if that wasn’t high-tech enough, the PUV can be powered by a 3D printed home, or power the home through vehicle-to-grid wireless charging."
DoE's PUV for AMIE from ORNL (got all that?) via Translogic