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2014 BMW i3: Cheaper To Repair, Insure Than You'd Expect

2014 BMW i3: Cheaper To Repair, Insure Than You'd Expect

Carbon fiber is not a cheap material. If it was, we'd all be driving around in cars made from it--rather than it being limited to a few supercars and high-end sports cars. And the BMW i3, of course. The expense of its carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) chassis might lead you to assume repairing... read more

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2015 Volkswagen Golf, at 2013 New York Auto Show

2015 VW Golf Sheds Even More Weight With Optional Carbon Roof

Volkswagen has made large strides in most areas with the 2015 Golf, but largest of all is the car's weight reduction. Some models are over 200 pounds lighter than their... read more May 7, 2013 by  1


 
Carbon Motors E7

DoE Dings Loans For Startup Carbon Motors' Police Cruisers

Log one more startup car company the U.S. Department of Energy has declined to fund. The latest entry on the lengthening list that includes Virtual Vehicles Co. (renamed... read more March 8, 2012 by  1


 
2011 BMW 7-Series

BMW To Use Carbon Fiber In Next 7-Series Luxury Car

Not too long ago Mercedes-Benz announced they would be making a carbon-fiber derivative of the next E-Class sedan, and now BMW has also announced it will use the material in... read more February 23, 2012 by  1


 
MercedesSport E-Class Individualization

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Top Model Goes Carbon Fiber In 2015

The launch of a new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is always important, given the influence the car has in the luxury sedan sector. We'd be hard-pressed to call it exciting though... read more January 17, 2012 by  1


 
BMW i3 Concept, Nov. 2011

Are The BMW i3 And i8 Electric Cars A Mission Impossible?

At the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW introduced its press conference with a preview of the next installment of the Tom Cruise Mission Impossible movie series. BMW features... read more November 18, 2011 by 


 
Gordon Murray & Toray's TEEWAVE AR.1 electric sports car

Gordon Murray Announces New Teewave AR.1 Electric Sports Car

Gordon Murray may need little introduction among gearheads following his work on the McLaren F1 supercar back in the 1990s, but his most recent projects, the T.25 and T.27... read more September 20, 2011 by  4


 
BMW Megacity Vehicle official teaser

BMW May Only Lease Its Advanced MegaCity 'i' Electric Car

Of all the electric vehicles planned by major automakers, few are more eagerly awaited than the BMW MegaCity 'i' all-electric urban car, expected to go into production late... read more February 3, 2011 by  5


 
BMW M6 carbon-fiber roof

Daimler And Japan’s Toray Form Carbon Fiber Joint Venture

Carbon fiber is seen by many in the auto industry as one of the most effective ways of reducing vehicle weight and thus improving fuel economy and emissions levels, but the... read more January 26, 2011 by 


 
BMW Megacity Vehicle official teaser

BMW Green Vehicles, Including Megacity Electric, Named 'i'

The BMW "MegaCity" carbon-fiber all-electric car, scheduled for launch in 2013, may be the most radical BMW in decades. BMW had confirmed that this first production electric... read more December 21, 2010 by  1


 
BMW prototype based on Vision EfficientDynamics concept

BMW Green: Plug-In Hybrid Sports Coupe, MegaCity Plant OKed

BMW is moving full steam ahead with its plans to offer new, radically more fuel efficient vehicles in the next decade. Today, the company said it would put its striking... read more November 5, 2010 by 


 
BMW M6 carbon-fiber roof

Toyota, Subaru Cars To Get Lighter Using Toray Carbon Fiber

Carbon fiber is seen by many in the auto industry as one of the most effective ways of reducing vehicle weight and thus improving fuel economy and emissions levels, but the... read more October 13, 2010 by  1


 
Volvo C30 electric concept, 2010 Detroit Auto Show

Could Your Car's Body Be Its Battery Too? Volvo Is Trying

The biggest challenge for battery electric vehicles is clearly the cost and the weight of today's lithium-ion battery packs. Now Volvo is experimenting with a new composite... read more September 24, 2010 by  2


 
2011 BMW 5-Series sedan

BMW Looking To Curb Vehicle Weight With Increased Aluminum

Lightweight materials such as carbon fiber are seen by many in the auto industry as one of the most effective ways of reducing vehicle weight and thus improving fuel economy... read more August 9, 2010 by  1


 
2009 BMW Concept ActiveE

BMW MegaCity Urban Electric Car To Be Built of Carbon Fiber

We don't know what it looks like yet, but another detail emerged yesterday on BMW's upcoming tiny MegaCity urban electric vehicle: It will be built out of carbon fiber that... read more April 7, 2010 by  1


 
2009 BMW Concept ActiveE

BMW Project Megacity: Ultimate (Electric, Urban) Driving Machine?

BMW has now produced two electric cars: the two-seat Mini E, of which 600 examples are on test in the U.S., Europe, and U.K., and the new ActiveE Concept unveiled at last... read more February 22, 2010 by  3


 
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