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BMW looking to produce carbonfibre on a "large scale"

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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4rephill 31 October 2009

Re: Carbonfibre deal for BMW electric car

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

38carssofar 30 October 2009

Re: Carbonfibre deal for BMW electric car

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