How it Works: From Projects to Products

LM Labs is where we invite the world to co-create badass vehicles with us.


It All Starts with a Project

We tap partners, suppliers and customers to help identify product ideas, pain points, and new technologies that align with our vehicle development vision. We then turn those into projects within LM Labs.

Participate with Co-creation Tools

We invite the community to participate in projects using co-creation tools to submit ideas, compete in challenge, create new solutions, and provide additional feedback and discussions.


  • Challenges

    Compete in Challenges, add game-changing solutions, win amazing prizes and earn money along the way.

  • Brainstorms

    Participate in blue-sky brainstorm sessions, discuss and vote on the best ideas to get the thoughts flowing.

  • Discussions

    Add your brand of brilliance to SME-guided discussions around industry problems and help identify solutions.

  • And More

    Build your professional reputation by working with some of the leading experts across industries.

Local Motors Team Members

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    Engineer . Phoenix, AZ, United States

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    Engineer . Chandler, Arizona, United States

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    Engineer . Berlin, Germany

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Co-create with Other Brilliant Minds

Build your professional reputation, learn new skills and share your insights with others - all on your own time. You will be part of a community with the brightest solvers who share your same passions. Together there's nothing we can't do.


Watch Ideas Become Real Products

With the help of the community, prototypes for products become real and are developed and brought to life in one of our microfactories.



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