BMW’s Megacity Vehicle

02/07/2010

BMW’s revealed today their MCV concept, to be launched by 2013. The MCV is a revolutionary automobile with a passenger cell made from carbon. The LifeDrive architecture developed by BMW opens a new chapter in lightweight design, the concept allows a weight reduction of 250 to 350 kg compared to typical weight of electric vehicles.

The LifeDrive concept consists of two horizontally separated, independent modules:
The Drive integrating the battery, drive system, structural and crash functions within the chassis.
The Life a high-stength and extremely lightweight passenger cell made from CFRP (Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic).
This architecture opens the door to new production processes using less energy, both simpler and more flexible.

Source: BMW

 

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