+++ Focus on the development of the next generation Li-ion cells for the Neue Klasse +++ Technology leap: Further development in cell chemistry and format +++ automotive-compatible solid-state battery by the end of the decade – demonstrator vehicle well before 2025 +++ clear claim: The greenest electric vehicle is a BMW +++
The BMW Group will be accelerating its expansion of e-mobility in the coming years. This will also increase the need for lithium, an important raw material for production of battery cells. For this reason, the company will source lithium from a second leading supplier, US-based Livent. The value of the multi-year contract will total around 285 million euros. Livent will supply the lithium directly to the BMW Group’s battery cell manufacturers from 2022 on.
The BMW iDrive celebrates 20 years at the all-digital CES2021. A paradigm shift in the interaction between driver and vehicle became an industry standard and laid the foundations for today’s multifunctional, online-based user experience.
The BMW Group is speeding up the shift towards electromobility and strengthening its global network for production of electrified vehicles. The company is investing 400 million euros in a new vehicle assembly at the main plant in Munich and concentrating its European production activities for internal combustion engines at the Steyr and Hams Hall locations.
+++ BMW Group to produce high-voltage batteries and battery components at two German plants, Dingolfing and Leipzig +++ Investment of more than 100 million euros by 2022 in e-drive production at Leipzig +++
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 – taking place in Las Vegas on 7 – 10 January 2020 – the BMW Group will be presenting its visionary approaches to creating the mobility experience of the future.
Dynamic growth in joint ventures’ mobility services: nearly 90 million customers – up 44 percent since start of 2019 +++ New umbrella organisation supports efficient steering and focusing of activities +++ FREE NOW increases gross merchandise value (run rate) / platform revenues significantly to reach new record of more than two billion euros +++
With the first purely electrically powered model for the premium mid-range, BMW is transferring the brand's characteristic core features to the age of locally emissions-free mobility – Fifth-generation BMW eDrive to be introduced for the first time in the BMW iX3 in 2020 and will also be used in the BMW iNEXT and the BMW i4 in 2021 – Advanced battery cell technology enables sporty performance and a range of around 600 kilometres in the BMW i4.
• Zipse: “energy density to double by 2030” • Development of next-generation battery cells • Cutting-edge laboratory and analytical equipment • Production of prototype cells to industry standards • Sustainable, long-term material procurement
+++ With the unveiling of the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT at the IAA Cars 2019 show, the BMW Group is demonstrating its ability to complement its electrified vehicle portfolio with the deployment of hydrogen-powered fuel cell technology. +++
Two years early: 25 electrified models in 2023 ++ Steep growth curve: sales of electrified vehicles to climb more than 30 percent per year up to 2025 ++ Sales of electrified vehicles set to more than double between 2019 and 2021 ++ World premieres at #NEXTGen: BMW Vision M NEXT and BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster showcase next-generation e-mobility ++ BMW eDrive Zones function fitted as standard in BMW plug-in hybrids from 2020 ++
Plant director announces expansion of e-drive production – Preparations for series production of fully electric and highly automated BMW iNEXT – Model initiative in the luxury segment with new BMW 7 Series and new BMW 8 Series variants
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THE NEW BMW i5.
Munich. Here you can see the webcast of the Digital World Premiere of the new BMW i5.