BMW: battery factory in China with Brilliance


The first half of the year, opened the BMW battery factory in Dadong in China already faces its first Expansion. The High Voltage Battery Center II is on the site of the existing plant to be built and to the from 2020, the required high-voltage batteries for the BMW iX3 finished. The electric SUV will run to the beginning of the next decade in the Chinese BMW plant in Dadong from the Band and requires a corresponding demand for a variety of Lithium-ion batteries, which intends to manufacture BMW apparently.

On the side of the BMW Group and its Chinese Joint-Venture Partner Brilliance Automotive, which is directly involved in the Development of the battery factory. Today in China a total of six models with electrified drive system will be offered, including specifically for the Chinese market-developed vehicles like the BMW X1 xDrive25Le or the long-wheelbase version of the BMW 530e iPerformance.

Overall, in the together with Brilliance Automotive led BMW plants in China as soon as 2017, were built almost 400,000 vehicles, up to 2019, the capacity will rise to about 520,000 units per year. Thus, the BMW Group is able to serve most of the demand for Chinese customers, with production in China. The BMW iX3 is from 2020, the first vehicle to be built entirely in China and from there to the Rest of the world is exported. Even a iX3 production in North America, South Africa or Europe is possible in principle, for a decision, the Munich want to wait and see but first of all, the concrete development of the demand.

Oliver Zipse (member of the Board of management of BMW AG, production): “We are currently laying the groundwork for the next stage of our model offensive in the electro-mobility. We will increase the capacity of our local battery production and can meet the increasing demand for E-mobility in China.”

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