2014 BMW i3 electric car makes its worldwide debut!

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2014 BMW i3 electric car

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BMW has made an effort with the interior materials:

-Instrument panel surround and door trim use fibers from Kenaf plant.
-Carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof panel is made partially with recycled CFRP from manufacturing process of other components
-25% of plastic used in interior comprised of recycled materials.
-Dashboard wood trim crafted from responsibly-forested eucalyptus.
-CFRP components are sustainably produced in Moses Lake, WA, USA, where the factory uses hydroelectric power.
-The Leipzig, Germany assembly plant uses wind-generated electricity.
-Olive-leaf extract is used to tan interior leather surfaces.

Go to the next slide for more details on the 2014 BMW i3.