BMW iNEXT confirmed to make use of CATL batteries.
The upcoming Modern Amperex Know-how Co. Restricted (CATL) battery manufacturing facility in Erfurt, Germany will provide battery cells for the all-electric long-range BMW iNEXT mannequin.
The cells for iNEXT might be produced from 2021, after which assembled into battery packs within the BMW Group plant in Dingolfing.
“At the start of the third quarter, the BMW Group signed a long-term contract with the Chinese language firm Modern Amperex Know-how Co. Restricted (CATL) to produce battery cells with a price of 4 billion euros. The award of this contract was a decisive think about CATL’s choice to construct the world’s most superior battery cell manufacturing facility in Germany. From 2021 onwards, cells for the BMW iNEXT – which might be manufactured on the BMW Group plant in Dingolfing – might be equipped by the brand new CATL plant in Erfurt. The BMW Group has thereby anchored the complete e-mobility worth chain in Germany – from battery cell manufacturing by way of to the completed automobile.”
iNEXt is not going to be the one mannequin powered by CATL, because the Chinese language producer acquired an order for €four billion (€four.5 billion) of batteries. Solely €1.5 billion falls on the German facility, whereas the remaining are to be produced in China (the place BMW additionally produces and promote plug-ins – the BMW iX3 is to be produced in China).
The opposite mannequin which we imagine will get CATL cells could possibly be the BMW i4, however the prospects are infinite and BMW most likely will pragmatically choose numerous batteries for numerous fashions relying on the state of affairs.
The principle provider for the BMW i3/i8 and different fashions was and nonetheless is Samsung SDI.