Wednesday, November 17, 2010

BMW is working on the car of the future

The BMW Group intends in 2013 to turn their leytsipgsky plant at the center of the mass production of electric vehicles. To do this, planned to invest in the reconstruction of the production of 400 million euros and create 800 new jobs.
Already in 2011 the assembly line in Leipzig, the company will go first electric BMW ActiveE - this is the second after the MINI E electric model of the BMW group, experience the creation of which will be indispensable in the preparation of serial production electric car of the future Megaciti Vehicle.
Megacity Vehicle - a new technological breakthrough, which trains specialists BMW. He will become the world's first production car with a body of carbon fiber. At present, the average electric substantially - by 250-350 kg - heavier than the analog with an internal combustion engine, but light carbon fiber body makes it possible to reduce this difference to almost zero.

The BMW believe that the exemplary handling, typical for cars, combines perfectly with the electric drive, and therefore, since the transmission is traditionally strong feature of the BMW, the development of transmission for Megacity Vehicle complied with within a company, without involving third-party developers.
In the manufacture of components for the project Megacity Vehicle BMW group and its partner, SGL group investing in the overall of 530 million euros, including the development of the BMW plant in Germany and a joint venture for the production of carbon fiber in the U.S.. Chassis components and the drive for Megacity Vehicle will make the company BMW in Dingolfing.

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