Our focus is to radically reduce the materials, energy use, pollution and cost of car manufacturing, and to put new tools of production and innovation into the hands of small teams around the world. To achieve this, we will provide the necessary tools for people to set up a microfactory, and the technologies to allow them to build vehicles. We will also sell a limited number of high performance vehicles that will be manufactured in our own microfactory.
A microfactory refers to a small factory. The main advantages are to save great amounts of resources like space, energy, materials and time.
It could produce from a few cars up to 10,000 cars per year for production factories
You could build anything from a two-seat sports car to a pickup.
Divergent’s NODE connectors are the key building block we developed to build cars. They are connectors made of a metal alloy and are produced using 3D printers. The NODE™connectors in conjunction with carbon fiber structural materials are the key components in building a car chassis. With this approach we can build a very strong and very light chassis, and do so while saving energy and generating less pollution.
Because it is revolutionary. It dematerializes and democratizes auto manufacturing, and it enables continuous long-term innovation and adaptation.
It took less than 30 minutes to assemble the chassis by hand.
The prototype is composite. Since the body is not structural, it could be made from virtually anything – even spandex.
It goes from 0-60 in about 2.5 seconds. That’s faster than a McLaren P1 supercar. It also has 2x the power-to-weight ratio of a Bugatti Veyron.
It uses a 700 HP, 4-cylinder turbocharged internal combustion engine fueled by compressed natural gas or gasoline.
Absolutely. We have tested the strength and durability of the chassis, and it is even stronger than current technology.