BMW i3 is first purpose-built electric vehicle made primarily of carbon fiber
The BMW i3 represents the first purpose-built electric vehicle to be made primarily of carbon fiber.
The BMW i3, previously known as the “megacity vehicle,” is compact for congested city driving. Features include:
- “Coach” style doors allowing for easy entry and exit to rear seats.
- No transmission tunnel and low console allowing passengers a Slide Through Experience and giving them the ability to exit from either side.
- Made with sustainable, renewable materials, the dashboard wood trim is crafted from responsibly-forested eucalyptus.
Due to its light weight, carbon fiber technology is expected to fundamentally change the car industry, allowing automakers to create lighter, more efficient and sustainable vehicles with reduced fuel consumption and lower emissions.
In 2025, 8 billion people will live on the planet; 4.5 billion will live in cities. There will be 1.8 billion cars on the roads. In order to address the personal mobility needs of people living within the world’s most densely populated urban city centers, BMW created BMW i – the sustainable new sub-brand whose mission is to develop visionary vehicles and mobility services.