BMW prepares for drive production in Steyr
BMW has launched preparations to produce the next generation of electric drive systems at its engine plant in Steyr from 2025. In concrete terms, BMW has begun to set the course in terms of personnel and organisation. Meanwhile in the USA, the plug-in hybrid SUV BMW XM is now rolling off the production line.
BMW to source round cells from AESC in the USA
BMW is pumping 1.7 billion US dollars into the production of electric cars in the USA. The investment is to flow into the conversion of the plant in Spartanburg and the construction of a battery assembly centre. The cell supplier will be Envision AESC, who is building a cell factory in South Carolina.
BMW plans to introduce new BEV models in China
BMW is apparently planning a renewed expansion of its involvement in China. According to a media report, this not only involves an increase in shares in the BMW-Brilliance joint venture, but also several electrified models – but unlike the iX3, these are not to be built for the global market.
BMW previews performance PHEV Concept XM
With the Concept XM, BMW M has presented a preview of the most powerful car ever built in series by BMW’s performance brand, the production of which will start at the US plant in Spartanburg at the end of next year.
BMW ready to sell X5 xDrive45e PHEV in the States
BMW announced the launch of the BMW X5 xDrive45e, the next-gen of the plug-in hybrid X5, which will go on sale in July 2020 in the USA. Compared to the European version, however, the available battery capacity in the North American version significantly differs.