2013 BMW i3 first mass-produced car using Carbon Fiber components
Date: October 10, 2013
The BMW i3 is a breakthrough car in many ways. In addition to being an excellent electric car, it is the first mass-production car to significantally use carbon fiber. Usually carbon fiber is used for high-end vehicles where cost is no objection and strength/weight is a premium. Race cars and rocket ships, for example, use carbon fiber extensively because the material offers a high strength/weight ratio. In the BMW i3, it enables the passenger cabin to be extremely safe, while reducing significantly the weight of the car, making the BMW i3 the most energy efficient electric car on the market.
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