While the current BMW i3 is a nice nod towards the future of cars and transportation, the i8 coming in 2014 is a better representation of what a fast energy efficient and and smart car might be like. So, in order to start that process, BMW had to take a look at materials that could better benefit from the plug-in technology. Enter, Gorilla Glass (technically).
The BMW i8’s windows will use the same strengthened glass typically used on smartphones, keeping the car lightweight as possible while also blocking out noise. Sounds like a good idea.