Dingolfing/Munich. The BMW Group is expanding
prolongation ability and augmenting a staff during a Competence Centre
for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing faster than creatively planned.
Due to flourishing direct for electrified vehicles, a plant expects the
series of modules indispensable for prolongation of high-voltage batteries to
double from a prior year. The series of electric motors required
will also boost significantly.
Michael Nikolaides, conduct of Production Engines and E-Drives during the
BMW Group: “We are embarking on a vast enlargement of a Competence
Centre for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing: from 8,000 block metres
now to 80,000 in a future. This is where we furnish powertrain
components for a entirely and partially electric models. By a finish of
a year, we will boost a staff in this area from 600 to more
than 1,400.” Up to 2,000 employees will work on electric motors,
battery modules and high-voltage batteries in Dingolfing in a middle term.
Christoph Schröder, conduct of BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, adds: “Thanks
to tighten team-work between car and member development, our
Dingolfing site is now heading a mutation of a automotive
industry. More than one in 5 BMW 5 Series Sedans built during our
Dingolfing car plant now is already a plug-in hybrid. We deliver
reward e-mobility from Lower Bavaria to business all over a world.”
800 new jobs in electric member prolongation – specialists needed
For a arriving ramp-up and designed volume growth, competent staff
are now being recruited on a vast scale – both internally at
a BMW Group’s plant locations and outward a company. As Nikolaides
points out: “We are also combing a marketplace for specialists for the
destiny record of e-mobility.”
Broad electrified car choice creates stronger direct for
electric powertrain components
The introduction of a new BMW 330e*, BMW X5 xDrive45e* and BMW X3
xDrive30e* plug-in hybrids, together with a pristine electric MINI
Cooper SE*, brings a series of electrified vehicles in a BMW Group
choice to 12. These will be assimilated in 2020 by additional electrified
models, such as a BMW X1 plug-in hybrid and a fully-electric BMW iX3.
The BMW Group skeleton to enhance a operation of electrified vehicles to 25
models by 2023 – some-more than half of them entirely electric. A entertain of
a BMW Group vehicles sole in Europe are expected to be electrified by
2021; this commission will strech a third in 2025 and half in 2030.
As a result, a association has a together high direct for
electric motors and batteries. BMW Group Plant Dingolfing plays a
pivotal purpose in provision other sites with these electric powertrain
components. “We don’t only supply a car plant here in
Dingolfing; we also smoothness batteries and electric motors to many of
a automotive plants worldwide,” says Nikolaides.
Preparations for prolongation of fifth-generation electric
powertrain components good underway
The site in Lower Bavaria has years of imagination in building
components for electric vehicles. Series-produced batteries for the
BMW i3 have being entrance off a line here given 2013. Since then,
products and processes have been invariably optimised.
Preparations are already underway for prolongation of a fifth
era of electric motors and batteries. Production is slated to
start after this year and will set new standards for scalability and
Important infrastructure decisions are also being done in parallel.
In a areas around Dingolfing, a hunt is underway for a site to
locate a new supply centre for a Competence Centre for E-Drive
Production. This would be built over a subsequent few years and offer as a
“logistics platform” for a cunning centre once it reaches its