Shenyang: BMW and Brilliance to open additional battery-factory

In Shenyang today, the third battery was opened the factory of the BMW Group. Together with Brilliance Automotive will in the future be made in China, batteries for the world’s growing demand for electric cars and Plug-in Hybrids. In the so-called High Voltage Battery Center first, the energy storage for the BMW 5 series Plug to be produced-in Hybrid with a long wheelbase, which is produced in the middle of the BMW plant in Shenyang Dadong for the Chinese market.

In addition to the electric motor of the high-voltage memory is considered to be one of the most important elements for differentiation of electric cars, which is why the BMW Group has chosen these areas for consistent in-house production. In plain text: Those components, the electric cars of the BMW Group should also differ in the area of drive train clear of your competitors and can, be bought simply by suppliers. The company develops and maintains in-house Expertise to ensure the decisive advantage over the competition.

Today, the BMW Group is expanding to ten locations worldwide, vehicles with electric or electrified drive train. The required energy storage have been built in Dingolfing, and Spartanburg, now a third location is added with Shenyang and ensures the independence of the brand also the necessary flexibility to respond to fluctuations in demand. Centre of competence for electric drive systems continues to Dingolfing.

The BMW Group uses a battery-manufacturing on a production vehicle-specific Enclosures that are optimally adapted to the space conditions and the needs of the respective model. Within the case of standardized Lithium-ion cells, which are about the size of a pocket book and are summarized in so-called battery modules. These modules are used in conjunction with terminals, control devices and the necessary cooling technology in a model-specific aluminum case.

Oliver Zipse (production Board of management of BMW AG): “The innovative High-Voltage Battery Center in Shenyang represents a significant step in the electric mobility strategy of the BMW Group. It is the first battery factory of a Premium automotive manufacturer in China and already is the third within our production network, after Germany and the United States.
For 2025, we expect that the share of sales of our electrified BMW and MINI models globally are between 15 and 25 percent. This corresponds to a volume of several hundred thousand vehicles per year. Therefore, it makes sense to integrate electric mobility into the existing production processes.“

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