Automotive Carbon Fibers LLC will invest $100 million to add
two new production lines at its Moses Lake, Wash., plant that
will double production capacity at the facility, which opened
The expansion will
allow Moses Lake-based SGL Automotive, a joint venture formed
in 2009 between German automaker BMW AG and Germanys SGL
Group, to supply all of the raw carbon fiber used in BMWs
new electric vehicles.
BMW already uses
carbon fiber materials in the roof of its M3 and M6 coupes, as
well as in its new i-Series electric cars.
Other automakers have also begun using carbon fiber parts.
General Motors Co., Detroit, uses the material in the Chevrolet
Corvette Stingray (
amm.com, June 7).