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Nissan R&D Chief: Carbon Fiber Is Good For Planes, Not Cars

Nissan R&D Chief: Carbon Fiber Is Good For Planes, Not Cars

By Bengt Halvorson 266 views Nov 27, 2013 Follow Bengt Add to circle Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 2011 Nissan Leaf in IIHS crash test Enlarge Photo Nissan has put a lot of investment into the battery and all-electric powertrain technology in its all-electric Leaf. Yet outside of that, the Leaf is a pretty ordinary small car in materials and layout. Meanwhile, the somewhat more expensive BMW i3 takes a radically different approach to materials and construction; from its carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body to its aluminum structure, it's a completely different kind of car. Will Nissan step up with its own new approach to materials and construction, perhaps in a premium electric car? And are carbon-fiber materials something the automaker is considering for the future? That's one of the questions we asked Nissan's global research and development chief Mitsu...

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