BMW has launched a new carbon fiber factory in US to develop lightweight materials.
The German automaker has opened up the ultra-modern manufacturing plant in Moses Lake, Washington state. It is all about a carbon fiber supply factory for all-electric i3 Concept cars of BMW.
It was built through a joint venture with SGL carbon materials specialist, a $100 million facility, which is powered by locally generated hydro-electricity. It is capable of producing 3,000 metric tons of carbon fiber every year.
Car parts made from carbon fiber are stronger then steel, but much lighter.
According to Managing Director of SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers, it will be the most cost effective fiber plant that uses all modern technologies.