BMW is preparing battery cells for its future Neue Klasse

BMW is preparing battery cells for its future Neue Klasse


BMW working on his future New Classthat should mark the turning point to the manufacturer, as a sedan launched under the same name inside 1962. The company reveals some information about this future car, which will be 100% electric and it will enter the market 2025. One of his greatest creations will be in it battery and more particularly in cells who will create. These last will be cylinder, with a standard diameter of 46 mm and two different lengths. Theirs composition will change, and less than cobalt and more than nickel side cathode. On the side of anodecontent silicon it will be higher. Composition that you should improve of energy density of the cell of 20% depending on the brand. The battery and the entire traction chain will have a voltage of 800 voltsto add payment capacity and so time to win. In the end, these cells will not only provide better energy density and reduced charge time, but also a freedom border 30% principal However, it will be necessary to wait until the end of the decade to see the first solid-state batteries arrive in series at BMW, which will form the next generation.

Six battery factories around the world

To manufacture these battery cells, the company plans to build six factories in the world. “We will build with our partners battery cell factories, each with an annual capacity of up to 20 GWh, at six sites in important markets for us: two in China, two in Europe and two in the United States.” confirmed Joachim’s post, member of the Board of Directors of BMW AG, responsible for purchasing and the supplier network. A percentage of raw materials recycled will be introduced for lithium,, cobalt and nickel. The goal of the manufacturer still to reduce costs production of its electric models at the level of those with internal combustion engines. A first pilot production line will be implemented at the end of the year, within cell manufacturing capacity center (CMCC) of Parsdorf, near Munich. From 2025Neue Klasse should bring “significant contribution to BMW Group sales”. This battery technology should be available on brand models Mini and Rolls Roycesince these two products will be electric only in the early years 2030. Next time urban two wheeler of BMW Motorrad should also take advantage of this technology.