The BMW I3 Assembly Plant

 

Finally, BMW has finally revealed its carbon fiber body and inner workings of the BMW i3. As what the company has claimed, it could be the most complete battery-electric car. The BMW i3 assembly plant now uses carbon fiber. The carbon fiber is a material that’s strong yet light and is ideal for the high performance cars. The material made for the BMW i3 doesn’t come cheap. In addition, the fabrication of its components is very detailed and takes a lot of time to build. That is why; BMW is the perfect company that could build automobiles made out of carbon fiber.

 

BMW is a known German automaker that appreciates what carbon fiber could bring and how such material could last for more than a decade. The company along with its BMW i3 Assembly Plant has been doing several researches on how to manufacture carbon fiber and its components. By far, the company has managed to lessen its manufacturing costs and time to build carbon fiber materials. As a result, the BMW i3 is economical and could be produced in tons of numbers.

 

 

BMW i3 is definitely a breakthrough from the expensive materials. Hence, it could be bought by a wider audience of consumers. A car owner doesn’t need to worry because the more comprehensive use of carbon fiber allows the car to become more rigid. The safety is improved plus the weight is reduced resulting to a better performance.

 

As a matter of fact, the BMW i3 car could be the first electric city car that has a complete fiber body structure. The panel processing system will prove to be the biggest technical jump when it comes to automobile manufacturing.

 

As one tours the BMW i3 Assembly Plant, one could think that he’s not there by accident. He’s there to witness how green the BMW i3 car could be. The company fine-tunes the robotics to make sure that the car could be environmentally friendly that it really is. Take a clear look at the architecture BMW i3 brings. There is a monocoque passenger cell made out of carbon fiber. It’s rolling aluminum chassis that is capable of hovering the back and front crash energy. Needless to say, the carbon fiber could carry the battery pack found under the floor and the drivetrain mounted in the rear. By far, it could be the lightest car with its weight of only 2750 lbs. One would not even believe that such weight already includes the 500-pound battery pack.

 

Sustainable series production of carbon fiber - BMW Group

 

Representatives from the BMW i3 Assembly Plant has presented the i3’s life cycle and its friendliness to carbon. As the BMW i3 is manufactured, it has used 100% hydroelectric power. Spot-welding is not even used upon the manufacturing of the car. Let’s just say that the car’s body structure is simplified. With that in mind, it only took the care half the time to be built so lesser energy was needed. Lastly, the water used was only around 30% considering the traditional paint shop was not included. The car itself is even 95% recyclable.

 

 

Here is an image of the BMW i8