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BMW Group Plant Spartanburg doubles battery prolongation capacity

Spartanburg/ Munich. BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in
a US state of South Carolina has doubled a ability for production
of high-voltage batteries. The plant’s possess battery trickery now
produces a new fourth-generation batteries. These are dictated for
a plug-in hybrid models of a new BMW X5 and a destiny BMW X3,
also constructed in Spartanburg.

“We have invested around 10 million US dollars in a new battery
public line and stretched a area to some-more than 8,000 block metres.
This means we could double a array of batteries constructed if needed
to accommodate marketplace demand,” explains Michael Nikolaides, Senior Vice
President Engines and Electrified Drivetrains, BMW Group.

The new public line will be means to furnish opposite forms of
fourth-generation batteries to offer a flourishing operation of electrified
vehicles locally. These batteries are formed on a new technology
judgment that serve enhances their performance.

More than 120 people will be employed in battery prolongation during Plant
Spartanburg by a finish of a year, carrying finished a comprehensive
training programme to acquire a technological expertise indispensable for
battery production.

“We have constructed batteries on site during Plant Spartanburg given 2015 –
creation a BMW Group a colonize for electromobility in a US,” says
Knudt Flor, President and CEO, BMW Manufacturing, Co., LLC. In the
past 4 years, a plant’s battery public group has constructed a
sum of some-more than 45,000 batteries.

Further investment in prolongation of BMW X5 and BMW X3 plug-in hybrids

Between 2015 and 2018, BMW Group Plant Spartanburg built a first
array constructed plug-in hybrid vehicle, a BMW X5 xDrive40e (combined
fuel consumption: 3,3 l/100km; total energy consumption: 15,3
kWh/100km ; total CO2-emission: 77 g/km), for a core BMW brand.
The start of prolongation for a new BMW X5 xDrive45e (combined fuel
consumption: 2,0-1,7 l/100km*; total energy consumption: 23,5-20,3
kWh/100km*; total CO2-emission: 47-39 g/km*) will be in August
2019; prolongation of a BMW X3 xDrive30e (combined fuel consumption:
from 2,4 l/100 km*; total energy consumption: from 22,7 kWh/100 km*;
total CO2-emission: from 56 g/km*; provisional figures) will get
underway in December.

“The BMW X5 and BMW X3 are now among a top-selling BMW models
in a US. We design their plug-in hybrid variants to be only as
renouned with customers,” adds Flor.

Since a start of a year, a BMW Group has invested a serve ten
million US dollars in prolongation of plug-in hybrid models. An
additional 225 automobile public workers perceived training in the
prolongation of electrified vehicles, adding to a Plant’s already
learned staff.

International prolongation network for batteries

The BMW Group now has 3 battery facilities: during the
Competence Centre for E-drive Production during BMW Group Plant Dingolfing
in Germany, during BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in a US and during Plant
Powertrain of a corner venture, BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA). The
BMW Group also produces batteries for internal automobile prolongation in
team-work with a partner in Thailand. The BMW Group’s battery
investigate and commander plant are located in Munich.