Local Motors Rolls Out Mobifactory in Crystal City

Phoenix-based technology company brings innovation & #CoCreationNation to DC area

PHOENIX — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 8, 2015 — Local Motors brings its Mobifactory (Mobi) to Crystal City to inspire and unite the Co-creation Nation for a summer of innovation and making in the heart of our nation’s capital. “The 'Mobi' adds yet another new layer to the innovation hub that’s taking shape in Crystal City, a place that’s fast becoming a community of makers and creatives of all kinds,” said Mitchell Schear, President of Vornado/Charles E. Smith.

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“Demonstrating both the making potential and scalability of Local Motors’ disruptive approach to manufacturing, the Mobi is meant for collaborative locations like Crystal City,” says Local Motors CEO and Co-founder John B. Rogers Jr.

Crystal City features maker-studio TechShop, several incubators including 1776 and Eastern Foundry, and WeWork’s new concept under development. A dynamic neighborhood, Crystal City is home to creative businesses, residents, visitors, top restaurants and amenities, every conceivable kind of transit, and a robust calendar of events and activities throughout the year.

The summer of innovation at the Crystal City Mobi starts June 8 and runs through late August and features the Local Motors Verrado, an electric drift trike designed to bring out the kid in everyone; the Local Motors Rally Fighter, the world’s first co-created vehicle; and the Local Motors 3D-printed car, the first and only drivable 3D-printed car.

Open to the public, the Mobi will offer free weekly how-to classes on the “Science of Drifting” and “3D Printing 101.” Each month, visitors are invited to participate in drag race slalom courses or join a trike group to tour the best places to ride drift trikes in the area. For details, visit localmotors.com.

Experience the Mobi from June 8-August 31; hours of operation are weekdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekend. Visit the Local Motors Mobi at 1900 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Local Motors plans to expand its presence in the DC area in late 2015 with a permanent microfactory location in National Harbor. The Grand Opening of the Local Motors Mobifactory will be held on June 11th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees will receive a free T-shirt (while supplies last), and watch drifting experts demo the Local Motors Verrado drift trike. It’s a free event, but RSVPs are encouraged.

ABOUT LOCAL MOTORS:

Local Motors is a technology company that designs, builds, and sells vehicles. From bytes-to-bits, the Local Motors platform combines global co-creation with local micro-manufacturing to bring hardware innovations, like the world’s first 3D-printed car, to market at unprecedented speed. To learn more about and join the Local Motors community, please connect on facebook.com/localmotors or follow on Twitter @localmotors. Discover more at localmotors.com.



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