BMW presents its upcoming next-generation battery and powertrain architecture that will enable BEVs to drive for up to 700 km (435 miles), and PHEVs up to 100 km (62 miles).
The solution of choice is flat and configurable battery packs, that can consist of a various number of modules.
The modules themselves will be configurable to accommodate more or less cells, as well as handle cells of different heights.
The 5th generation electric powertrain will be much more power dense.
The electric motor, power electronics and the single-speed transmission will be integrated into one unit, saving weight and size. Moreover, units will be ready to use in rear, front or all-wheel drive cars.
The new platform for a broad range of vehicle sizes and types should be ready by 2021.
BMW Next generation modular batteries
BMW 5th Generation Electric Powertrain