Monthly Archives: August 2013

BMW i3

The production version of i3 has been revealed. It is the first electric production vehicle for BMW and It is also going to be the first production vehicle that is primarily made of carbon fibre.

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The suicide doors is supposed to be designed for ease of access, but from my understanding of transportation design, suicide doors are not recommended as they obstruct vision for the rear passengers to get out of the car.

As a design, I am obviously slightly disappointed with the changes made from the concept car to the production car. There are unknown manufacturing and engineering constrains which many designer (especially students who have had no industrial experience) forget about when and they start criticising others’ work, and for the i3 to have kept so much of its aesthetics appeals, I think they have done a good job with this vehicle.

 

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