Carbon Fiber

 
Next BMW 7-Series To Use 'Carbon Core' Based on i3 Electric Car Body

Next BMW 7-Series To Use 'Carbon Core' Based on i3 Electric Car Body

The BMW i3 electric car and i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe are audacious examples of advanced technology in many ways. Not the least of it are body shells made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) mounted atop an aluminum rolling platform carrying the powertrains and crash structures. BMW has... read more

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2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Carbon Fiber In Cars: More Energy To Make, Lower Lifetime Emissions

While its light weight helps raise fuel economy in vehicles, carbon fiber has its critics. An often-long supply chain has led some to question the material's environmental... read more May 26, 2014 by 


 
Rolls Royce Phantom 102EX World Tour

Next Rolls-Royce Phantom Cuts Weight, Offers Plug-In Hybrid

Rolls-Royce is known for many attributes. Luxury. Expense. Cars with performance wryly described as "adequate". Light weight and frugality are two attributes you won't often... read more May 15, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014

BMW Says It Will Triple Production Of Carbon Fiber For Electric Cars

Carbon fiber is still a fairly exotic material in the automotive industry, but it is likely to become more common--and perhaps faster than expected. BMW said last Friday that... read more May 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

Do The BMW i3 And i8 Electric Cars Pose A Threat To Tesla?

With the 2014 BMW i3 battery-electric car now being delivered to its first buyers, and the range-extended i3 REx version to follow within several weeks, BMW is at last in the... read more May 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

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... read more December 12, 2013 by 


 
Nano structured batteries and super capacitors integrated into carbon fiber panel

Volvo Develops Structural, Supercapacitor Nanobatteries For Future Electric Cars

Batteries in electric and hybrid cars--and this may not come as much of a surprise--are large, and they're heavy. Reducing the size and weight of these vital components is... read more October 17, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Specifications And Details Released

With the global unveiling of the 2014 BMW i3 less than three weeks away, BMW has revealed a few more details on its radical new electric car. The i3 battery-electric... read more July 10, 2013 by  21


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1 (Euro spec)  -  First Drive, Wolfsburg, June 2013

2014 Volkswagen XL1: First Drive Of Wolfsburg's 261-MPG Car

Look out, owners of 200-mph testosterone-supplement poster cars. If there ever was a real hypercar, it's the Volkswagen XL1. Although in recent years the term hypercar has... read more July 3, 2013 by  5


 
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  0


 
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


 

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