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Volkswagen establishes Innovation and Engineering Center California; debuts 3D printed concept car

July 08, 2019 / TIA VIALVA

Volkswagen Group of America has announced the expansion and rebranding of its California-based Electronics Research Laboratory with a unique concept vehicle integrating additive manufacturing. The electric Type 20 concept car is built from a 1962 Type 2 11-window Microbus and showcases a variety of experimental 3D printed parts both in its interior and exterior. In tandem with its debut, the ERL has been introduced as the Innovation and Engineering Center California (IECC) and is expected to be the largest Volkswagen vehicle research facility outside Germany. The future of the Volkswagen Group will be defined by our success in developing new technology that is designed to meet our customers’ needs,” said Scott Keogh, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America.