Announced as a concept in 2011, BMW’s i3 was the first produced addition to part of BMW's "Project i". Launching as a new brand, BMW i, the i3 is the first automobile that BMW has produced to have zero emissions, with its electric platform. Although the little one of the two ‘i’ vehicles (BMW i3 and i8), the car still comes with many available options and just like the i8, has a frame constructed of carbon fiber reinforced plastic. The carbon fiber isn’t the typical carbon fiber that we see and is a rather simplified weave in order to save on production costs. Because of carbon fibers light weight, the i3’s energy consumption level is highly more efficient than if the frame were to be made of a heavier material.