Local Motors was an American motor vehicle manufacturing company focused on low-volume manufacturing of open-source motor vehicle designs using multiple microfactories. It was founded in 2007 by John B. Rogers Jr and had headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. The company’s lineup before its closure included the Rally Fighter and their 3D-printed Strati and Swim vehicles. The company developed vehicles using 3D Printing and utilized vehicle designs provided by the online community. In 2016, the company introduced an autonomous electric-powered shuttle named Olli.
The Rally Fighter was the first model produced by Local Motors and is an open-sourced vehicle. The car was introduced in 2009 after 18 months of development, which constitutes a record time to market compared to normal automobile industry standards, by applying innovative technologies and crowd-sourcing techniques. As the company described it, the Rally Fighter is "a fully capable off-road pre-runner, with the amenities and luxuries of an everyday on-road vehicle".