Is it time for steel to quit the automotive efficiency race?

With the launch of BMW’s mass produced steel-free electric car body in November this year, it looked once again like steel might lose out in the push for energy efficient personal transportation.

The BMW i3 is the first time that lightweight carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) has been used to mass produce cars. Should the steel industry be worried by this latest...


Lisa Barrington

December 25, 2013

08:19 GMT