BMW is doubling down on their carbon fiber bet as the automaker has announced plans to expand their carbon fiber factory in Moses Lake, Washington.

BMW is doubling down on their carbon fiber bet as the automaker has announced plans to expand their carbon fiber factory in Moses Lake, Washington.

The plant, which is jointly-operated with SGL Automotive, will reportedly receive a €100 ($137) million investment to construct a second production hall so the facility can double their carbon fiber output to 6,000 tons annually.

BMW was coy on specifics but spokesperson Mathias Schmidt confirmed "We're preparing the roll out of carbon fiber material in models beyond the i- model range." The unnamed models likely include the new 5- and 7-Series which are expected to use carbon fiber and aluminum components to reduce mass.

 

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