At Divergent Microfactories, building a car chassis looks a little like playing with super-strong Tinkertoys.

Think of pollution from cars, and you probably imagine gas or diesel exhaust. But manufacturing a car, alone, can add up to an even bigger carbon footprint than years of driving around. So one startup is taking a new approach to building a greener car: Instead of focusing on tailpipe emissions, they're radically rethinking what happens in the factory.

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At Divergent Microfactories, building a car chassis looks a little like playing with super-strong Tinkertoys.

Think of pollution from cars, and you probably imagine gas or diesel exhaust. But manufacturing a car, alone, can add up to an even bigger carbon footprint than years of driving around. So one startup is taking a new approach to building a greener car: Instead of focusing on tailpipe emissions, they’re radically rethinking what happens in the factory.

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