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BMW i3: The Journey of Carbon

by Paul Strauss

The BMW i3 is a pretty incredible little vehicle. Between its all-electric drivetrain and use of modern, eco-friendly materials, it’s really quite an extraordinary departure from conventional automaking. Perhaps the most impressive component of the i3 is its carbon fiber reinforced plastic passenger compartment, which is both extremely lightweight and durable.

In this short video, BMW gives us a glimpse inside the production of the carbon fiber, from its beginnings as a single strand all the way to a production vehicle.

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