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 2020, and will also power the iX and i4.
“We expect at least 50 percent of the vehicles we deliver to our customers worldwide to be electrified by 2030,” explained VP Michael Nikolaides. “To achieve this, we are relying on our extensive in-house drivetrain expertise. We are increasing capacity at existing drivetrain production locations—like here in Dingolfing—and developing capabilities at others, like recently in Regensburg and Leipzig.
Standard production of the BMW iX will soon be underway in Dingolfing, followed by production of the BMW i4 at Plant Munich in the autumn. The highly integrated e-drives and high-voltage batteries for these vehicles will all be manufactured at the Competence Centre for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing. The BMW Group has already begun producing battery components at Plants Regensburg and Leipzig.