The BMW Group is ramping up manufacturing of electrical motors, transmissions, energy electronics and batteries for electrical automobiles at its largest European manufacturing facility in Dingolfing, Germany.
The automaker has opened the Competence Middle for E-Drive Manufacturing on the plant, which is able to be capable to construct 500,000 BMW e-drive models a yr from 2022. The Dingolfing manufacturing facility has produced electrical powertrain parts for the BMW i3 since 2013, however now its capability is increasing considerably.
The built-in BMW e-drive combines the electrical motor, transmission and energy electronics in a central housing. The fifth-generation e-drive will probably be used for the primary time within the new BMW iX3, which is able to go into manufacturing in China in late summer season.
Moreover BMW e-drive models, the Competence Middle in Dingolfing will make electrical powertrain parts resembling battery modules and high-voltage batteries on eight manufacturing traces. 4 further traces will probably be arrange over the approaching years, boosting the manufacturing capability considerably.
“We proceed to ramp up electromobility and set requirements for the transformation of our business. By 2022, in Dingolfing alone, we can produce e-drives for greater than half 1,000,000 electrified automobiles per yr,” Chairman of the Board of Administration of BMW AG Oliver Zipse mentioned on the inauguration.
“On the similar time, we’ll produce a mixture of fully-electric automobiles, plug-in hybrids and fashions with a combustion engine on a single line, as required by demand, so we will supply our clients the ‘Energy of Selection’. This exhibits how we’ve got paved the way in which for making the shift in our business an actual success story,” the manager added.
Over the subsequent few years, the manufacturing space of the Competence Middle for E-Drive Manufacturing will probably be expanded to 10 instances the unique measurement – from 8,000 sq. meters in 2015 to 80,000. The variety of staff will even enhance to 2,000 folks within the medium time period.
The growth of the Dingolfing plant will assist BMW’s electrification offensive. By 2021, 1 / 4 of BMW Group automobiles offered in Europe ought to have an electrical drivetrain. That may broaden to a 3rd in 2025 and half in 2030. By 2023, the BMW Group will supply no fewer than 25 electrified fashions, round half of which is able to characteristic a pure electrical drivetrain.
At the moment, round ten p.c of the automobiles produced in Dingolfing are electrified. With the launch of the BMW iNext electric SUV in 2021, the plant will probably be able to constructing fully-electric automobiles, plug-in hybrids and fashions with a combustion engine on a single line. The subsequent-gen BMW 7 Collection will even be in-built Dingolfing with petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid and, for the primary time, fully-electric variants.