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Next steps towards solid-state

2023-11-13T18:36:00+00:00By Mike Farish

Solid-state batteries are seen as the next big technology step for electric vehicles, potentially reducing battery pack weight and offering improved energy density and range.


New world order: How the US is boosting EV production with new technologies and investment

2023-11-07T12:58:00+00:00By Ian Henry

The US is leading the way in the transition to EVs, with significant government support to increase domestic battery production and new technologies.

Milan Nedeljkovic, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Production, and Sophia Zielosko, Plant Project Lead at the BMW Group Cell Manufacturing Competence Centre

BMW: ‘Flexibility is in our genes’

2023-11-06T17:38:00+00:00By Götz Fuchslocher

BMW, Mini and Rolls Royce are driving a tight electrification course. Nevertheless, the group remains open to drive diversity. In an interview, production director Milan Nedeljković talks about flexibility and the concept of the iFactory.


How BMW will maintain quality in its 3,000-step battery cell production process

2023-11-06T17:02:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

At its recently opened German Cell Manufacturing Competence Centre (CMCC) in Parsdorf, BMW is aiming to achieve ‘expertise in every cell’ of its generation six batteries for its Neue Klasse EV models. 


BMW begins production at German cell manufacturing competence centre

2023-10-27T14:58:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

BMW has started production of cylindrical battery cells at its €170m Cell Manufacturing Competence Centre (CMCC) inear Munich in Parsdorf, Germany.


AESC and Umicore deal bolsters BMW’s North American EV battery supply chain

2023-10-17T10:32:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Umicore is to supply AESC cathode active battery materials from Canada and further localise BMW’s electric vehicle supply chain in North America

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AMS Autumn 2023 – Continental Shift

2023-10-15T21:52:00+01:00By AMS

In this latest AMS digital edition we have a special focus on the North American automotive industry with big investments in electric vehicle and battery production

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Qualcomm’s collaborations with leading automakers to reshape automotive manufacturing

2023-09-06T16:11:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Partnerships with BMW, Mercedes, JLR and Mahindra revolve around automotive digital advancements and driving industry transformation.

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BMW’s aspirations to the X degree in Spartanburg: Special series

2023-08-15T07:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

As the carmaker prepares for EV production in the US, leaders in manufacturing, battery, logistics and training outline BMW’s ambitions in the region.


Master of complexity in Spartanburg

2023-08-15T07:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

 Dr Robert Engelhorn is leading transformation of BMW’s Plant Spartanburg for EVs whilst ensuring manufacturing remains flexible in managing vehicle variations.

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BMW Batteries blossoming in South Carolina

2023-08-15T07:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW’s battery assembly plant will use advanced automation and set global standards, whilst supporting a local-for-local production strategy, says Rich Everly. 

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Ready for the next generation in Spartanburg

2023-08-15T07:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

As BMW prepares to build EVs and batteries in Spartanburg, it has expanded training programmes, with emphasis on safety, change management and youth outreach.

Milan Nedeljković, Member of the Board of Management at BMW, responsible for Production

BMW begins production of its fully-electric i5 model at Dingolfing plant

2023-07-27T08:21:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Phasing into the EV market, the i5 hits production lines at BMW’s largest European plant, expected to cover 40% of the OEM’s total EV output by 2024


India’s light vehicle demand is rising again, and so is manufacturing investment

2023-07-20T16:14:00+01:00By Ian Henry

India has long been seen as the next big thing in automotive manufacturing. Will new investment help it realise its potential?

BMW electrifies its plant in Rosslyn, South Africa

BMW electrifies South African plant

2023-07-03T14:59:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

BMW is investing more than $224m in its plant to allow production of electric vehicles.

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BMW batteries: made and trained in South Carolina

2023-06-28T00:14:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

BMW’s battery plant in South Carolina will use regionally sourced cells to power EV production in Spartanburg, and help establish an electrification hub in the Americas.

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AMS Summer 2023 – JLR goes electric

2023-06-23T16:33:00+01:00By AMS

In our AMS Summer digital edition, we have features on JLR’s plans to transform its end-to-end industrial system, ready for new electric models, Seat’s technical upgrades to production operations and upskilling the workforce, and insights into developments at Audi’s Neckarsulm plant, and more.


Manufacturing in the metaverse

2023-06-20T09:54:00+01:00By Mike Farish

BMW has designed its latest production plant at Debrecen in Hungary entirely using digital tools, virtually simulating every detail, including production processes, robot cells and workstations

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BMW to produce Neue Klasse in China from 2026

2023-05-18T17:55:00+01:00By Nick Holt

The BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture has announced it will build the next model generation, Neue Klasse at its production plant in Shenyang

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