BMW will build a new factory in Washington to produce carbon fiber parts for the Megacity electric-vehicle. Full details inside.

BMW will build a new factory in Moses Lake, Washington to produce carbon fiber parts for the Megacity electric-vehicle.

Jointly-operated with SGL Automotive, the plant will import raw materials from Japan, spin them into fibers one-tenth the width of a human hair, and then send them to SGL's factory in Germany to be turned into carbon fiber fabric. Once completed, the sheets will be sent to BMW's Landshut plant to be turned into carbon fiber components. Eventually, the finished parts will be shipped to Leipzig, Germany where the Megacity will be assembled.

Ground breaking will begin in June and SGL plans to invest $100 million (€74,660,720 / £ 65,544,325) on the first phase of construction. According to Theodore Breyer, deputy CEO of SGL, "This will be the leading carbon-fiber plant in the world."

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