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 the production of EVs and $700 million to build a new high-voltage battery assembly plant. The Woodruff facility will be about 100 acres in size.
The site will be operated without fossil fuels and will use 100% green electricity, the company said. The BMW Group has set itself the goal of reducing CO2 emissions in its global production network by 80% by 2030 from 2019.
“Our new battery assembly plant in Woodruff will soon play an important role in our electric future here in the USA,” said Ilka Horstmeier, member of the board of management of BMW.
Source: BMW Group