BMW to share i3 and i8 materials

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BMW has confirmed that it will utilize materials from the company’s new i3 and i8 in other models across its range.

Head of sales and marketing, Ian Robertson, revealed that we are unlikely to see complete carbon fibre bodyshells for mainstream vehicles, but the material will be used on specific sections where it can be of most benefit.

Cutting-edge interior materials such as open-pored eucalyptus wood, hemp and the roof plastic, which is manufactured from recycled bottles, may feature in future high-volume cars, with processes such as dying leather using an olive leaf extract could replace the current industrial method.

[Source: Autocar]

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