27 Dec '13, 11pm

#BobbyOreMotorsports 2014 Green #Car Technology Award Nominee – #BMW i3's CFRP Safety Cell

The BMW i3 is a small EREV (extended-range electric vehicle) that makes use of some technology that has been restricted pretty much to the racing circuits, CFRP, which is both light and strong. On the track, lighter composite materials make for better acceleration, which means more power from the engine is put to forward momentum instead of overcoming the car’s own weight. On the highway, lighter vehicles make for less rolling resistance and better fuel economy, exactly what a green car should do. The BMW i3′s CFRP Safety Cell takes the place of a traditional welded body, for an overall lighter vehicle.

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