Spanish start-up Liux plans sustainable electric cars from 2023

A little over a year ago, a group of young entrepreneurs founded the Spanish startup called Liux. The goal: to reinvent mobility. It will achieve this with revolutionary manufacturing techniques and a body from the 3D printer, also based on plants. There is still a shortage of capital. However, if all goes well, the first electric cars will roll off the assembly line from 2023.

In March 2021, David Sancho and Antonio Espinosa founded the Spanish startup Liux. Less than a year later, the company already had a team of about twenty people consisting of engineers, designers, architects, engineers and technology specialists. Their goal is to revolutionize mobility by developing an electric car made from plants.

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Large scale production

According to Liux’s plans, the prototype of the first vehicle should be ready in September this year, while construction of the production plant should begin in January 2023. If all goes according to plan, the production series of final model will start in October next year. The ambitious plan even foresees an increase to 50,000 units per year from 2024. Ambitious goals, all revolving around an equally ambitious project. The company’s vision is to use innovation and technology to simplify the concept of car manufacturing while meeting strict environmental requirements.

The first plant-based car – but what does that mean? That this vehicle will be made of natural fibers and resins, such as biopolymers and biocomposites. Among other things, the body, interior and part of the frame. Also, the manufacturing process would be done through 3D printing, so it has nothing to do with traditional forms of manufacturing. As a result, production times, energy consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced by 70 percent, Liux explains. The startup has yet to announce technical details, but apparently a range extender is going to be used to optimize the range.

Spanish start-up Liux plans sustainable electric cars from 2023
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Removable batteries for LIUX

“We strive for simplicity and want to focus on the basics. Our cars are made from simple components that are easy to assemble, disassemble, repair and/or recycle. This allows us to reduce resource consumption by 25 percent compared to a conventional car.”explains David Sancho Domingo, one of Liux’s founders.

Another advantage is modularity. Therefore, the electric car can be purchased with different battery packs or even retrofitted to increase its range to a total capacity of up to 90 kWh. Project manager Antonio Espinosa de los Monteros confirmed to a Spanish tech website: “Battery packs are self-contained and removable, can be used in different Liux vehicles and parts, legacy or used for own consumption. For example, you can buy your car with two batteries and add two more later to double the range.”

Spanish start-up Liux plans sustainable electric cars from 2023
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Some details about the future car can be found on the company’s website. A teaser already reveals part of the design, which looks promising. Also featured is a large central touchscreen with various drivers, including tabs to access a 360-degree camera. Another image shows what Liux’s digital instruments might look like. Everything indicates that it will be a crossover, probably in the compact class. The company promises to announce more details about the project in the coming months. The official presentation will take place later this year. Stay tuned as always!

Sources: Liux.eco, www.hibridosyelectricos.com, www.marca.com

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