While automaker BMW currently uses carbon fiber components in cars like the M3, M5 and M6, it will soon begin producing full carbon fiber passenger cells for the i3 electric car and the i8 plug-in hybrid-electric sports car. The carbon fiber that ultimately forms these cells will be manufactured in a plant built jointly between BMW and SGL Group in Moses Lake, Washington. Though state-of-the art, BMW still needs to find ways to streamline the carbon fiber component manufacturing process, which would ultimately reduce costs. As soon as BMW begins selling mainstream vehicles with carbon fiber...
Future Urban Mobility Relies On Real-Time Data Access
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