By 2023, the BMW Group will supply its prospects 25 electrified fashions round half of them with a pure electrical drive prepare and that is the place the new-gen eDrive know-how comes into play.
BMW is stepping up its e-mobility plan and is has now opened the Competence Centre for E-Drive Manufacturing at its Dingolfing plant. The corporate has been producing electrical powertrain elements in Dingolfing since 2013, however now the it is increasing its capability considerably. Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder and Chairman of the Board of Administration of BMW AG Oliver Zipse symbolically launched manufacturing of the brand new, extremely built-in BMW eDrive, which mixes the electrical motor, transmission and energy electronics in a central housing. The brand new technology of the BMW eDrive can be used for the primary time within the new BMW iX3, which can go into manufacturing in China very quickly.
Within the subsequent few years, the manufacturing space can be expanded to 10 instances the unique measurement
On the Competence Centre in Dingolfing, BMW will produce electrical powertrain elements similar to battery modules, high-voltage batteries and electrical motors on eight manufacturing strains. Over the approaching years, the corporate will arrange 4 further strains, which can increase the placement’s manufacturing capability considerably. Within the subsequent few years, the manufacturing space can be expanded to 10 instances the unique measurement: from 8,000 sq. metres in 2015 to 80,000. The variety of workers may also be elevated. Within the first half of 2020 alone, the workforce grew from 600 to 1,000. As much as 2,000 workers will work in manufacturing of e-drives on the Dingolfing location within the medium time period.
The manufacturing of high-voltage batteries on the plant takes place on Eight manufacturing strains
BMW AG Oliver Zipse stated, “We proceed to ramp up electromobility and set requirements for the transformation of our business. By 2022, in Dingolfing alone, we will produce e-drives for greater than half 1,000,000 electrified autos per yr. On the similar time, we are going to produce a mixture of fully-electric autos, plug-in hybrids and fashions with a combustion engine on a single line, as required by demand.”
1 / 4 of BMW Group autos offered in Europe ought to have an electrical drive prepare by 2021; a 3rd in 2025 and half in 2030. By 2023, the BMW Group will supply its prospects 25 electrified fashions – round half of them with a pure electrical drive prepare and that is the place the new-gen eDrive know-how comes into play.
Right here we get to see the rotor of the built-in BMW eDrive system
The fifth-generation BMW eDrive know-how options new and more highly effective high-voltage batteries. Because of their scalable modular design, these can be utilized flexibly within the respective car structure and on the respective manufacturing places. The Competence Centre is presently making ready to ramp up manufacturing of those new high-voltage batteries. For its new fifth-generation electrical high-voltage batteries, the corporate has restructured its provide chains and can supply cobalt and lithium for battery cells instantly from 2020.
This ensures full transparency over the place these two vital battery uncooked supplies come from. Provide contracts additionally assure provide safety as much as 2025 and past. Going ahead, cobalt can be sourced instantly from mines in Australia and Morocco, whereas the lithium will come from Australia and different nations.