BASF, Daimler Design Urban Electric Car | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 37 | p. 12 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 12, 2011

BASF, Daimler Design Urban Electric Car

Department: Business
News Channels: Environmental SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: electric car, composites, plastics
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The Smart Forvision incorporates the first polymer wheel rim suitable for high-volume production, BASF says.
Credit: BASF
BASF and Daimler joined forces to design a concept electric vehicle, the "smart forvision," for urban markets.
 
The Smart Forvision incorporates the first polymer wheel rim suitable for high-volume production, BASF says.
Credit: BASF

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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