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Rumors suggest the next model from BMW’s i Division will be an electric SUV. It is scheduled to arrive in 2021.
The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 electric motorcycle incorporates enough innovative ideas for a fleet of concepts. The bike incorporates styling cues from the first BMW motorcycle in 1923 and combines them with the most modern design imaginable.
A new company headed by Tour de France champion Greg Lemond will commercialize a breakthrough by ORNL that lowers the cost of carbon fiber manufacturing by 50% or more.
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Lab have found a way to make better bonds between aluminum and carbon fiber using lasers.
Swedish researchers have made a model of a car made from lignin, the principal structural element of wood. It is abundant, inexpensive, and light in weight. Could it be used in the cars of the future?
The Sports Ride concept from Yamaha and Gordon Murray Design may be headed for production. It uses an innovative carbon fiber chassis called iStream by GMD.
Few automakers have put as much emphasis on weight savings as Ford has, swapping the steel body of the F-150 for an aluminum one that shaves over 700 pounds off of the truck’s curb weight. It will take more than just recycled beer cans to build the cars of the future, and Ford has signed […]
Originally posted on CleanTechnica Unlike so many competitors, BMW opted to build its plug-in cars on all-new platforms, giving the BMW i3 and i8 lightweight carbon fiber bodies and passenger cells. This helped mitigate the heavy batteries necessary to drive the plug-in drivetrains, but the weight-saving technology from the i3 and i8 is now migrating […]
10 years ago, hardly anybody owned a cellphone, and even fewer people owned a computer tablet. Today both gadgets have become nearly indispensable in the everyday life of millions of Americans, and so too could carbon fiber. A study by Lux Research says that by 2025, the market for vehicles built from carbon fiber reinforced […]
Ford is not expecting to substitute aluminum for steel in its passenger cars as aggressively as in its trucks, as the weight savings aren’t as big.
Featuring a 600+ horsepower 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine, a carbon fiber body, and sleek aerodynamics, the all-new Ford GT is also stunningly gorgeous.
Tipping the scales at 3,300 pounds, the McLaren P1 can still lose some weight, so they’re rolling out 20 carbon fiber body kits to shed some weight.
BMW is close to bringing carbon fiber costs down by 90%, making it cost competitive with steel and helping make future cars a lot lighter.
Geneticist Gerald Tuskin says the lignin found in trees could be used to make carbon fibers in eco-friendly forests of the future.
Greg Mark, MIT-educated aerospace engineer, has unveiled his MarkForged Mark One 3-D printer capable of creating carbon fiber body parts in just hours.
The latest Formula Ford features a one piece carbon fiber monocoque that meets FIA Formula 3 standards and a 1.6 liter EcoBoost engine.
Andy Green and his team already own the top Land Speed Record (LSR) of 763 mph, but are intent on smashing that performance with a 1000 mph run. In development since 2008, their next LSR racer is dubbed Bloodhound ,and is scheduled to attempt its record run in 2015 or 2016. The LSR car will […]
This Ford Fusion has shed nearly 25% of its weight through the “holistic” use of lightweight materials like aluminum and carbon fiber.
The MINI Superleggera Vision Concept is what you get when the German owners of a British brand turn to Italian designers to create a lightweight EV roadster.