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GaN Systems to supply power transistors to BMW

Gallium nitride power semiconductor developer GaN Systems has signed a comprehensive capacity agreement with BMW for the company’s GaN power transistors, which are designed to increase the efficiency and power density of critical applications in EVs. GaN Systems will provide capacity for multiple applications in series production. The guaranteed volumes are a building block 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 CEO touts next-gen EVs, but wants to “keep the combustion engine alive”

When BMW launched the i3 in 2013, the company earned a place in history as an early EV innovator. Since then, the company’s interest in EVs seems to have waned—the once-cutting-edge i3 is now woefully dated, and plans for new electric models seem to be proceeding slowly. However, CEO Oliver Zipse recently told Reuters that… Read more »

BMW begins E-drivetrain production for its iX and i4 electric models

Production of BMW’s fifth-generation high-voltage batteries and battery modules for use in the BMW iX and i4 is now underway at the Competence Centre for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing, Germany. At the same time, the company is increasing production capacity for its fifth-generation electric motor, which has been built in Dingolfing for the iX3 since… Read more »

BMW and Ford invest in solid-state battery startup Solid Power

Solid Power, a producer of solid-state EV batteries, has announced a $130-million Series B investment round led by the BMW Group, Ford and Volta Energy Technologies. Ford and BMW have also expanded existing joint development agreements with Solid Power to secure all-solid-state batteries for future EVs. “BMW and Ford now share leading positions in the… Read more »

Daimler, BMW, bp join to invest in EV charging venture

The BMW Group, Daimler Mobility and bp will each acquire a 33.3% stake in Digital Charging Solutions (DCS), a European developer of digital charging solutions for auto manufacturers and fleet operators. DCS works with OEMs to integrate its charging solutions into vehicle operating systems. The company currently operates charging services for BMW and Daimler, including… Read more »

BMW’s Peter Lamp joins Wildcat Discovery Technologies as a new board member

Battery material developer Wildcat Discovery Technologies recently announced that Dr. Peter Lamp has joined its Board of Directors. Dr. Lamp joined BMW in 2001 as a development engineer for fuel cell systems. He later became the leader of BMW’s Technology and Concepts Electric Energy Storage group and Battery Cell Technology department. Wildcat CEO Mark Gresser… Read more »

Northvolt to supply €2 billion worth of green battery cells to BMW

The BMW Group has signed a long-term battery cell supply contract worth 2 billion euros with Swedish supplier Northvolt. The cells will be produced beginning in 2024 at the Northvolt Ett gigafactory, which is currently under construction in Skellefteå in northern Sweden. Northvolt Ett in Sweden is to go on line in 2021 with an… Read more »