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Electric Future

One look at the BMW i8 plug-in petrol-electric hybrid and you can tell it is no ordinary sports car. Samuel Ee looks at what makes it special

THE design of the BMW i8 is both revolutionary and functional. It has a new purpose-built structure comprising a carbon fibre reinforced plastic shell with a thermoplastic outer skin that is bolted onto an aluminium chassis. The body with its show-stopping wing doors also has perfect