BMW looking to produce carbonfibre on a "large scale"
30 October 2009

BMW has joined forces with carbonfibre specialist SGL Group to produce lightweight parts for its new MegaCity electric vehicle.

MegaCity will take on Daimler's struggling Smart division with a range of affordable urban vehicles, in both two- and four-wheeled forms.

Two plants will be built in North America and Germany to manufacture carbonfibre parts on a “large scale” for the first time.

"We will enter into a new dimension in the use of carbon-fiber reinforced plastics, both in terms of volume per car and in vehicle numbers," a BMW spokesman said.

The companies are said to be investing 230million euros (£305million) in total.

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30 October 2009

Carbon fibre reinforced cars for the masses - I like it !

31 October 2009

The use of carbon fibre in a road car is great! [until you need to get it repaired! :-( ]

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