The Rocky Mountain Institute has published a long article about the i3 in the current issue of their Solutions Journal.
The Rocky Mountain Institute has published a long article about the i3 in the...
Folks, this article is worth the click-through. Not a ton of new revelations, but really good solid reporting and good writing. A fresh take after the constant stream of rehashed press releases we have been reading for the last few months. Thanks George.
Nice article, though they stretched a comple of comparisons to other EVs a little too far.
Thank you, Christopher! I follow the Rocky Mountain Institute on Twitter, and was immediately intrigued. Amory Lovins seems to be quite enamored with the i3. Bill, the comparisons sounded like BMW's marketing spin, which came up before elsewhere. RMI was likely more than happy to pick that up and reprint.
Yeah, I can forgive a little marketing spin here and there... I get RMI's regular emails so I knew this was coming sooner or later.
The advantage BMW will hold over other car makers is not in the batteries but in the CFRP. Huge investment!
It's only a matter of time when others invest in Carbon Fiber (and IMHO that time is sooner than later). GM already uses it in the new Stingray.
Hopefully we will soon be at the point where the idea of a 3000+ lb standard family car will be ludicrous. 3500+ is not uncommon these days!