Issue Date: September 12, 2011
BASF, Daimler Design Urban Electric Car
BASF and Daimler have joined forces to design a concept electric vehicle, the Smart Forvision, for urban markets. The vehicle incorporates a number of weight-saving technologies to reduce power consumption and increase range. They include epoxy and carbon composite doors that cut weight by 50% compared with steel, and fiber-reinforced nylon wheels that weigh 3 kg less than conventional wheels.
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