BMW Brilliance Automotive expands battery bureau in China

Posted on 28. May, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Munich. The BMW Group continues to expostulate the
enlargement of electro-mobility as partial of a Strategy NUMBER ONE
NEXT. To grasp this, a association is bettering a production
structures to flourishing direct for entirely and partially electrified
vehicles. Just 7 months after opening a battery bureau in
China, a BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) corner try now laid
a substructure for a extensive enlargement of a plant. At the
“High-Voltage Battery Centre Phase II”, BBA will furnish a new, more
absolute batteries of a fifth-generation BMW eDrive record for
a fully-electric BMW iX3. Starting in 2020, a BMW iX3 will be
built during a beside BBA plant Dadong.

Oliver Zipse, member of a Board of Management of BMW AG,
obliged for Production: “Today, we mangle belligerent for a subsequent stage
of a electric indication offensive. In this regard, we serve increase
a ability of a internal battery production. This enables us to
follow a augmenting direct for electro mobility in China.”

China is a BMW Group’s largest singular marketplace and a pacesetter for
e-mobility worldwide. With 6 electrified models now available,
a BMW Group offers Chinese business a widest operation of options in
a reward segment. In 2017, a BMW Group some-more than doubled its
sales of electrified vehicles in China from a prior year and
expects this expansion to continue in 2018. Earlier this year, production
of a new BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid got underway during a BBA plant
Dadong. Expansion of a battery bureau underlines a BMW Group’s
joining to China.

 

Production of fully-electric cars to be integrated into
existent structures

The BMW Group is a colonize in electromobility. The company’s
Leipzig plant began building a fully-electric BMW i3 in 2013. Today,
a BMW Group produces cars with explosion engines on a same lines
as plug-in variety during 10 locations worldwide. Three battery plants in
Germany, a US and China supply internal prolongation of electrified
vehicles with batteries. In a future, prolongation of fully-electric
vehicles will also be integrated into existent prolongation structures.

Oliver Zipse: “Maximum utilization of plant ability is a priority
for us. That is because we are conceptualizing a prolongation complement so that we
can build models with a entirely or partially electric expostulate sight or
explosion engine on a same public line.”

In addition, dual extended stretchable car architectures will be
suitable for all expostulate forms, thereby shortening complexity in
production. This gives a BMW Group limit prolongation flexibility
and enables it to respond fast to marketplace and patron demands
worldwide. It also ensures optimal utilization of prolongation capacity,
avoids high investments and creates pursuit security.

 

The BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) corner venture

The BBA Brilliance Automotive corner try was founded in 2003. Over
a past 15 years, it has turn one of a many successful premium
vehicle manufacturers in China, encompassing prolongation and sales
of BMW automobiles in China, as good as internal growth tasks. In
2017, a BBA automotive plants in Tiexi and Dadong constructed almost
400,000 vehicles for a Chinese marketplace – an boost of around 30%
year-on-year. The limit ability of a dual plants will reach
520,000 units per year from 2019.

Since 2009, a corner try has invested some-more than 52 billion RMB
(approx. 6.7 billion euros) in a BBA plants, and employs some-more than
16,000 people.

In 2014, a BMW Group and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd.
extended their corner try agreement early and laid a foundation
for deepening a successful cooperation. The extended agreement is
current for 10 years (from 2018 to 2028).

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