BMW Group to build six new global battery factories at up to 20GWh each, adopt large-format cylindrical cells from EVE and CATL for Neue Klasse platform in 2025.

BMW Group to build six new global battery factories at up to 20GWh each, adopt large-format cylindrical cells from EVE and CATL for Neue Klasse platform in 2025.

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BMW Group to build six new global battery factories at up to 20GWh each, adopt large-format cylindrical cells from EVE and CATL for Neue Klasse platform in 2025.



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  1. >By leveraging the comprehensive in-house expertise of the company’s own Battery Cell Competence Centre, the team from development, production and purchasing has been able to significantly reduce costs for the high-voltage battery, thanks to the new battery cell and new integration concept for battery technology developed by BMW.
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    >**Based on current market assumptions, costs can be reduced by up to 50 percent, compared to the current fifth generation.**

    >The battery cell is responsible for electric vehicles’ core properties of range, driving performance and charging time. For the sixth generation of BMW eDrive technology used in the NEUE KLASSE, the company has fundamentally refined the cell format and cell chemistry. With the new BMW round cell specially designed for the electric architecture of the NEUE KLASSE models, **it will be possible to significantly increase the range of the highest-range model by up to 30 percent (according to WLTP).**
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    >The new BMW round cells come with a standard diameter of 46 millimetres and two different heights. Compared to the prismatic cells of the fifth BMW battery cell generation, the nickel content in the sixth-generation BMW round cells is higher on the cathode side, while the cobalt content is reduced. On the anode side, the silicon content will be increased. As a result, the cell’s **volumetric energy density will improve by more than 20 percent.**
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    >The battery system plays a key role in the body structure of the NEUE KLASSE. Depending on the model, it can be flexibly integrated into the installation space to save space (“pack to open body”). **The cell module level is thus eliminated.**
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    >The battery, drive train and charging technology in the NEUE KLASSE will also have a higher voltage of 800 volts. Among other things, this will optimise how energy is supplied to direct current high-power charging stations, which can achieve a much higher charging capacity with a current of up to 500 amperes – thus reducing the time it takes to charge the vehicle from 10 to 80 percent by up to 30 percent.

  2. Good shit BMW. I see a lot of similarities to what Tesla is currently developing, 4689 type cells and structural. But 800volt is icing on the cake. With how good BMWs tech in the iX and i4 is performing it seems that BMW is well on track to becoming the industry leaders along with a few other companies.

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