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BMW Group Logistik tests electric semi-trailer in real-world logistics operations 

BMW Group Logistik, in collaboration with German e-trailer manufacturer Trailer Dynamics, has conducted tests to compare the performance of an electrically powered semi-trailer combined with a diesel tractor on varying routes in a simulation of real-world logistics operations. The companies conducted four days of tests over distances of up to 250 kilometers each day on… Read more »

BMW Group expands North American e-mobility footprint with regional supply chain

BMW is boosting its e-mobility ramp-up and using localized supply chains in line with the “local for local” approach. The company wants to source battery cells near vehicle production and localize its raw material supply chains. Umicore, a Belgian battery material supplier, is being added to the company’s North American supply chain partners. Umicore’s new… Read more »

BMW Group to build new battery assembly factory in South Carolina

The BMW Group has broken ground for a new high-voltage battery assembly plant in Woodruff, South Carolina. Plant Woodruff will produce sixth-generation batteries to supply EVs at nearby BMW Manufacturing in Spartanburg. Back in October 2022, BMW Group announced a new $1.7-billion investment in its US operations, including $1 billion to prepare Plant Spartanburg for… Read more »

Juice Technology to produce custom chargers for BMW Group production lines and dealerships

Swiss charging station manufacturer Juice Technology has won a contract to supply its JUICE BOOSTER 2 charging solution to BMW Group production lines and the majority of BMW dealerships in Germany. As automakers electrify, they need to upgrade and retrofit their production and servicing facilities to accommodate EVs, and creating a suitable charging infrastructure is… Read more »

BMW Group invests 200 million euros in Battery Cell Competence Center

The BMW Group plans to consolidate its battery cell expertise at a new interdisciplinary competence center, which will open in early 2019. The company will invest a total of 200 million euros in the location over the next four years. Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony, BMW Board Member Klaus Fröhlich said, “We will be concentrating… Read more »

BMW builds battery assembly line for Neue Klasse EVs at Mexican plant

BMW’s plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico is gearing up for production of the company’s next-generation family of EVs: the Neue Klasse. The automaker is building a battery pack assembly line at the facility, and expanding the body shop, assembly and logistics areas. BMW has announced investment of 800 million euros to expand the production… Read more »

BMW and Rimac partner to develop high-voltage EV battery tech

BMW Group and Croatia-headquartered electrification technology developer Rimac Technology have announced a long-term partnership to co-develop and co-produce high-voltage battery technology for selected BEVs.  The two companies say their respective strengths will complement each other. BMW Group’s electrification strategy aims to build on its leading position and 15 years of battery and electric drive system… Read more »

BMW adds Shell Recharge Solutions as eMobility provider

BMW of North America has added Shell Recharge Solutions as a second eMobility provider, which will allow customers to access Shell Recharge, ChargePoint, EVgo, EVConnect and Blink charging stations through the My BMW app.  Payments for all these providers are automatically processed in the app, which eliminates the need to create separate accounts, and use… Read more »

BMW i Ventures invests in new DeepDrive’s e-motor technology

BMW i Ventures has co-led startup DeepDrive’s $16.1 million Series A e-motor deal. UVC Partners and Bayern Kapital participated alongside Wachstumsfonds Bayern and Continental’s Corporate Venture Capital Unit. DeepDrive’s radial flux dual-rotor electric motor can be placed as a central drive or in-wheel drive in any vehicle. According to the startup, the patented method boosts… Tags: , ,

BMW to co-locate battery assembly and vehicle production plants in Hungary

BMW is building a battery assembly plant in Hungary for its Neue Klasse vehicles. It will be located on the site of the Debrecen vehicle production plant, for which construction was begun about six months ago. Markus Fallböhmer, BMW’s Senior VP of Battery Production, explains: “The BMW iFACTORY is also about ensuring short distances for… Read more »