Submitted by Model ☰ on Thu, 2014-08-14 05:11
Reuters reports that Tesla is talking with a supplier for carbon fiber. May it be for the Model 3?
"GS Caltex and Tesla officials plan to meet late this month to discuss carbon fiber supply. It is still in an initial stage," the source said.
Currently, carbon fiber usage is limited to high-end vehicles like BMW's i3 electric cars and racing cars, partly because of its expense. The material can reduce the weight of a vehicle component by up to 50 percent.
It's already known that it will not be an "all aluminum" body as in Model S.