Enter the carbon fiber Axon hatchback, Progressive Automotive X-Prize competitor
The carbon fiber in question is produced by "sister" company, Axontex, and is a "patented material manufactured from a flexible carbon fibre braid surrounding a foam core." Not only is it as strong as steel, the company expects manufacturing vehicles with their materials to be less expensive than their metal counterparts because the tooling is from easy to machine, low-cost materials and the time from part design to production can be "reduced to a few days." Hopefully, this will help them stay within their target schedule. Axon hopes to have their "hatchback" on salesroom floors by 2010.
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