Prodrive Lends Weight To Qatar Automotive’s High-End Ambitions
Qatar Automotive Gateway (Qatar AG), which aims to be a leading automotive components hub by 2020, has signalled its premium-oriented intentions through a partnership with UK-based Prodrive to develop and produce lightweight carbon fibre parts. BMI believes the project fits well with the cluster’s strategy to target new technologies, particularly aluminium components and the design and production of lithium-ion batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles. In addition, carbon fibre is mostly used by premium carmakers, owing to the costs involved in its production, which acknowledges the ongoing strength of the high-end car market in Qatar and the wider Gulf Co-operation.
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