E-drives for half a million vehicles: How the BMW Group is stepping up the pace of e-mobility.
The BMW Group has been making e-drives in Dingolfing since 2013. Now, production of the fifth generation begins. The company is massively increasing capacity and opening a separate Competence Centre for E-Drive Production. Up to 2,000 employees will build BMW e-drives here for as many as 500,000 vehicles per year.
The BMW Group has opened the Competence Centre for E-Drive Production at its largest European manufacturing location in Dingolfing. The fifth-generation BMW e-drive that will be produced in Dingolfing combines the electric motor, transmission and power electronics in a central housing. The new generation of the BMW e-drive will be used for the first time in the new BMW iX3, which will go into production in China in late summer.
In-house production of high-voltage batteries and electric motors.
A quarter of BMW Group vehicles sold in Europe should have an electric drive train by 2021; a third in 2025 and half in 2030. In 2023, the BMW Group will offer its customers no fewer than 25 electrified models – around half of them with a pure electric drive train.
The fifth-generation BMW e-drive combines electric motor, transmission and power electronics in one housing.
Dingolfing site transforms itself for electromobility.
Today, around ten percent of the vehicles produced in Dingolfing are already electrified. With the launch of the BMW iNEXT in 2021, Plant Dingolfing will be capable of producing fully-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and models with a combustion engine on a single line.
The majority of high-voltage batteries and electric motors for all BMW Group electrified vehicles come from the Competence Centre for E-Drive Production.
Fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology.
On the same day as the official opening, the Competence Centre also began production of the fifth-generation electric drive train. This highly integrated electric powertrain component combines the electric motor, transmission and power electronics in one housing. The system’s highly integrated design increases power density significantly.
The fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology features new and more powerful high-voltage batteries. The Competence Centre is currently preparing to ramp up production of these new high-voltage batteries.
Jul 02, 2020 at 16:34