bmw electric: BMW steps up e-drive offensive, begins powertrain production of iX and i4 – Times of India

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MUNICH: BMW has begun the production of fifth-generation high-voltage batteries and battery modules for use in the iX and i4 at the Competence Centre for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing.
At the same time, the company is also increasing production capacity for its fifth-generation electric motor, which has been built in Dingolfing for the BMW iX3 since 2020 and will also power the BMW iX and BMW i4.
Standard production of the BMW iX will soon get under way at Dingolfing Plant, followed by the production of the BMW i4 at Plant Munich in the autumn. The highly integrated e-drives and high-voltage batteries for these vehicles will all be manufactured at the Competence Centre for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing.
The BMW Group already began producing battery components at Plants Regensburg and Leipzig in April and May 2021. In line with the growing demand for e-drives, BMW Group Plants Landshut and Steyr are also stepping up production of e-drive housings.
The BMW Group is investing more than 500 million euros in expanding production capacity for e-drives at its Dingolfing location between 2020 and 2022.
From 2022, it will produce e-drives for more than half a million electrified vehicles. The BMW Group will invest a total of around 790 million euros in expanding capacity for electric powertrain components at its Dingolfing, Leipzig, Regensburg and Steyr locations between 2020 and 2022.
“We expect at least 50 per cent of the vehicles we deliver to our customers worldwide to be electrified by 2030. To achieve this, we are relying on our extensive in-house drive train expertise: We are increasing capacity at existing drive train production locations – like here in Dingolfing – and developing capabilities at others – like recently in Regensburg and Leipzig,” explained Dr Michael Nikolaides, Senior Vice President, Production Engines and E-Drives, BMW Group.





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