BMW Gears Up Dingolfing Plant For Battery Production For MINI BEV

OCT 28 2018 BY MARK KANE 20

Battery pack and electric motor production secured.

In about a year, around November 2019, BMW Group will launch an all-new electric car based on the MINI Electric Concept, which will be assembled in Oxford, South England.

The battery packs and traction motors will be supplied from Dingolfing and neighboring Landshut plants in Germany.

According to the press release, BMW is currently investing a medium, double-digit million euro amount in Dingolfing to handle battery pack production for the all-electric MINI.

Dingolfing supplies battery packs for plug-in cars produced by the BMW Group and that will continue with the fifth generation system, for all-new models like the BMW iX3, BMW i4 and BMW iNeXT.

“On an area of around 6,000 square meters, a production facility for battery modules and a battery assembly line will be built in the western part of the Dingolfing component plant 02.20. Currently, the first systems are being constructed and tested successively.”

“Due to its growing importance and its key role in the production network, the 02.20 component factory now bears the name “BMW Group competence center for electric drive production”.

Plant 02.20 is one of the oldest parts of the Dingolfing plant group. Since 2015, the Dingolfing plant has been producing batteries and electric motors for plug-in hybrid models of the BMW Group.”

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Source: Green Car Congress

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20 Comments on "BMW Gears Up Dingolfing Plant For Battery Production For MINI BEV"

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Doggydogworld

6000 sq m is a bit smaller than a football pitch and roughly the size of a football (American) field including end zones.

Handegg, not football.

John Doe

It’s about 64.000 sq feet.

I pity the poor bastard that has square feet. We should help all those that have square feet and defeat the disease and bury square feet once and for all.

Clive

The perfect city car ‼️
🚗…

wavelet

Is it still certain BMW will still be producing cars in the UK post Brexit, which is imminent? After all, most of the MINI market is outside the UK, and AFAIK there are still no trade agreements between the UK and anyone else.

viriato

Everyting arround Brexit is an arcane, even the Brexit itself.

Sammy

For a maximum of 1-2 years and they will be leaving like the rest of the car makers and all the banks. Then … ‘abandon ship’. /s

John Doe

Hope the industry stays and most of the stealing banks have to pay billions in to da for the huge cum-ex tax scam.
The UK/EU should take real estate, funds, stocks and everything with a value – like they do with some other criminals.
Take three times as much as they stole, so set an example. Take funds and property from top 10% of management as well. They knew about it, and made a profit.

What is the sarcastic part about your comment?

Paul

What I want is an electric Mini Countryman (the hybrid doesn’t count as its battery is too small to be effective).

noleaf4me

looks like a “mini” investment in EVs

rey

Let’s go dinGolfing with BMWs MiniGolfcart EV.

Milfan

At least they should make 4 door version which is more functional. A car is a 4 wheeled, 4 door, 4 passenger vehicle.

DS

Counterpoint: No.

DS

This is garbage. The report strongly implies that the EV Mini will get current spec batteries and later ones will be improved for the i3/whatever comes next. After years of waiting, we’re going to end up with an EV Mini with less range than an i3.

Clive

Then they’d be being stupid.

They have their chance let’s see if they fumble this or not.

DS

I’d be surprised if a three door Cooper E can accommodate the same battery pack as the current i3 – look at how tall the i3 is. That won’t work with a Cooper. There might be some small aero gains from a smaller frontal area but that’s it.

John smithy

They can call it EV MINI all they like. But I’ll stick with my real one thanks.
If I want a hot hatch the choice is huge & the BINI is the most expensive, quickest devaluing of them all. If I want an EV I’ll go with the Leaf. Fraction of the price & better built

DS

The “BMW MINI IS NOT A REAL MINI” is so played out. It’s been 15 years, change the record.

Given the engine is the source of most of the modern Mini’s dramas, an EV version would probably perform a lot better.