BMW i3 Saves Weight Using Hemp Fibers

i3 electric car reportedly not the first BMW automobile to make use of hemp fiber, in its case it’s used in door panels to save 10% in weight. The car also uses kenaf fiber.

The BMW i3, a new all-electric car which debuted on Monday, weights just 2,700 pounds, 800 pounds less than the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt. BMW achieved this by using a variety of low-weight materials –including plenty of hemp in the interior — to maximize fuel efficiency and driving range.

 

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