In Dingolfing, BMW is starting production of a second line of electric motors and high-voltage batteries for plug-in hybrids.
“The BMW Group has achieved further important milestones in the ramp-up of electric mobility at its largest European production site in Dingolfing,” the company said in a press release. According to the announcement, a second production line for electric motors has been put into operation in the competence center for the production of electric drives in the past few weeks. Production of high-voltage batteries for the latest generation of plug-in hybrids has also started. This means that the Dingolfing 02.20 component factory now has the capacity to produce electric drives for over 500,000 vehicles per year.
According to BMW, the plant now has a total of 14 production lines for battery modules, high-voltage batteries and electric motors. A new production and logistics building is currently under construction, and a large high-bay warehouse is also being modernized at a cost of several million euros. The BMW Group’s investments for the expansion of the production of electronic components at the site amount to more than 500 million euros between 2020 and the end of 2022. “We are seeing strong customer demand for BMW electric models in the worldwide,” says Dr. Markus Fallböhmer, Head of Engine and Electric Motor Production at the BMW Group. “So we continue to accelerate the ramp-up of e-mobility and further expand our capabilities in the global e-drive component production network. Dingolfing plays a central role with the e-drive production competence center. − pnp