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Old 12-13-2017, 10:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How they make the BMW i3

The following YouTubes show how BMW makes the i3 and other electric cars:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=HGi-KmYGuZE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=f9KK6BPjs3c

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It was interesting seeing them actually make the cells.

I wish there was a car like this, but cheaper, "hotter" and with a bigger fuel tank.
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That's cool. Some of those processes still seem painfully slow, especially the first wire shaping.
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Very slow. Lots of hand work.
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I wish there was a car like this, but cheaper, "hotter" and with a bigger fuel tank.
I actually like its design, even though the small range would become an issue.

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