BMW Bets on Carbon-Fiber Bodies for Cars - Businessweek
Phil Kuhlenbeck stashed this in BusinessMatters
BMW and SGL broke ground on the factory in Moses Lake, Wash., in 2010. The choice of site was influenced by its proximity to the Columbia River. The hydroelectricity that powers the plant’s furnaces and other machinery costs about 3¢ per kilowatt hour, less than one-fifth what the company would have to pay in Germany.