BMW Group Plant Spartanburg doubles battery production capacity
BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in the US state of South Carolina has doubled its capacity for production of high-voltage batteries.
The plant’s own battery facility now produces the new fourth-generation batteries. These are intended for the plug-in hybrid models of the new X5 and the future X3. The new assembly line will be able to produce different types of fourth-generation batteries to serve the growing range of electrified vehicles locally.
These batteries are based on a new technology concept that further enhances their performance.
«We have invested around ten million US dollars in a new battery assembly line and expanded the area to more than 8,000 square metres. This means we could double the number of batteries produced if needed to meet market demand» explains Michael Nikolaides, Senior Vice President Engines and Electrified Drivetrains, BMW Group.
Since 2015 Spartanburg Plant produces batteries. In the past four years, the plant’s battery assembly team has produced a total of more than 45,000 batteries.