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XEV introduces Xpression 3D printing customization for YOYO

The new personalization service will enable users to create custom "blades" for the EV

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XEV, a new urban mobility company that made 3D printing a key part of its strategy from the start, is launching the new and upgraded YOYO at IAA Mobility in Berlin. The new XEV YOYO model will be simultaneously launched in Italy, Germany, France, and Spain, with deliveries scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2023, and will feature the new Xpression 3D printing customization option for decorating the car’s exterior.

Xpression: adding personalization and uniqueness

XEV is dedicated to creating urban mobility products with a blend of environmental friendliness and style, offering users an experience that is both eco-friendly and fashionable. With the Xpression personalized service, the YOYO blade (the plastic component on the car’s door) can be easily replaced according to users’ preferences, enhancing the distinctiveness and individuality of the best urban travel companion.

With its own high-precision 3D printing technology, XEV has opened up a new realm of possibilities for vehicle personalization. Currently, the Xpression service offers 42 personalized YOYO blade options for users to choose from, collaborating with the New York-based emerging online art platform UAAD. Artists from around the world will continuously provide users with trendy, fun and stylish options, offering a fresh and unique experience, and making urban travel more enjoyable.

As a fashionable mini electric car designed to meet the demands of urban travel, YOYO combines technology, aesthetics and practicality. It aims to provide users with a city travel experience full of exploration and enjoyment. YOYO features a playful geometric body design, intelligent frameless windows rarely seen in the same class, three-dimensional LED lights that complement each other at the front and rear, as well as a panoramic anti-UV glass roof, creating a futuristic atmosphere. Notably, the extensive use of glass and steel craftsmanship results in a minimalist modern style infused with creativity, providing a more spacious and transparent field of vision.

XEV introduces Xpression 3D printing customization for YOYO, a new personalization service to create custom "blades" for the EV

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In terms of power, YOYO offers a pure electric range of 150 km, a top speed of 80 km/h and a maximum motor power of 15 kW, enabling users to effortlessly navigate their daily lives. Moreover, YOYO offers two modes—standard and sport—for free switching, equipped with EPS electric power steering and combined with a compact body and minimal turning radius, providing agile vehicle control which is ideal for navigating bustling city streets.

XEV’s unique urban lightweight battery swapping mode provides the optimal solution to alleviate energy anxiety for European users. With a simple and straightforward operation, the battery-swapping process can be completed in just 3 minutes. When the vehicle needs to recharge, users can visit XEV’s battery swapping station. By extracting three lightweight cartridge-style battery packs from the rear battery compartment and exchanging them with pre-charged batteries in the swapping cabinet, users can seamlessly continue their journey.

Additionally, XEV has partnered with ENI, a European energy giant, to deploy and operate battery swapping networks across Europe, allowing users to recharge at ENI gas stations. Leveraging ENI’s network, XEV has already established over 30 stations in five cities in Italy, including Turin, Bologna, Milan, Florence and Rome, proving to be highly popular among users. With the launch of YOYO in Italy, Germany, France, Spain and other countries, XEV’s battery-swapping network will also expand simultaneously, providing users with a more convenient urban travel experience.

XEV introduces Xpression 3D printing customization for YOYO, a new personalization service to create custom "blades" for the EV

Building a global XEV platform for urban mobility

The new YOYOU’s starting price is set at €16,990 (excluding subsidies). Currently, XEV has established over 120 sales outlets in Italy, Germany, France, and Spain, and it is expected that the total number of outlets in Europe will exceed 300 by the end of this year, further enhancing consumer convenience for in-store experiences and purchases.

Founded in 2018, the company is committed to providing users worldwide with an ultimate experience and achieving green, intelligent urban mobility. Its distinctive features include unique design, intelligent battery swapping services, and the world’s first 3D printing personalized service.

XEV is also committed to coordinated global development. Starting in 2024, XEV will simultaneously introduce multiple new models tailored to the ASEAN, South American and major right-hand drive markets, leading the future trend of global urban travel.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites and, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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