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Pondering on BMW’s CFRP Past, Present, and Future

Interesting | May 6th, 2014 by Hugo Becker

I had become aware of the i3 and i8 projects some time before heading to Sweden for a two week training assignment in March 2011. …

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BMW i3: High demand requires doubling of carbon production

BMW i | November 25th, 2013 by Horatiu Boeriu

The high demand for the BMW i3 is driving up the production of carbon fiber at the Moses Lake plant. With over 10,000 firm orders, …

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Analysis: BMW i3 Production Process

Interesting | September 18th, 2013 by Hugo Becker

BMW has announced that it has started the production of customer i3’s at the Leipzig plant. BMWBLOG has been providing coverage of the CFRP production …

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Adding Lightness – The Role of CFRP in the BMW i3

BMW i | August 7th, 2013 by Hugo Becker

New York City – The i3 would not have been built if the vehicle did not have a significant weight advantage over an equivalently sized …

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Next generation BMW 7 Series to use carbon fiber

Rumors | February 23rd, 2012 by Horatiu Boeriu

In a recent interview with BMWBLOG, Dr. Klaus Drager said that the next generation BMW 7 Series will make extensive use of carbon fiber. When …

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BMW i: The Trouser Press

BMW i | August 1st, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Frankfurt am Main, Germany – When discussing electric vehicles it is understood that the enemy to range is weight. Anything that can be done reasonably …

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BMW i World Premiere Summary

BMW i | July 31st, 2011 by James Bachici

Groundbreaking, revolutionary changes are afoot as we speak within the automotive industry and the ripples that these changes will create will echo for a very …

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Column: BMW’s New Philosophy

3-Series | July 29th, 2011 by Manny Antunes

BMW “i” is a new sub-brand of the BMW Group that was introduced last year. Two vehicle concepts are getting close to roll out into …

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BMW i sub-brand: BMW’s Future and Sustainability

BMW i | July 29th, 2011 by Manny Antunes

Sustainability is something BMW is taking very seriously. According to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, in 2010 the BMW Group was ranked the highest for …

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Editorial: The i Brand – Is This the Future of BMW?

BMW i, Featured Posts | July 27th, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Sometime in September (at the Frankfurt Auto Show presumably) BMW will unveil it’s new i3. While it has already teased journalists and BMW fanatics with …

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