BMW group achieved this mark on its Plant Spartanburg. This capacity comes just before the debuts of the plug-in hybrids versions of its famous cars.
The new fourth-generation batteries will be assembled for the models BMW X5 and BMW X3, which are plug-in hybrids. The production for the X5 will take place in Spartanburg, SC and it will start on August 1. The BMW X3 will only begin its production in December.
BMW’ s senior vice president engines and electrified drivetrains, Michael Nikolaides, states:
“We have invested approximately $10 million to install a new battery assembly line and expanded the area to 86,000 square feet. This means we could double the number of batteries produced if needed to meet market demand.”
Knudt Flor, the president, and CEO of BMW Manufacturing, Co, LLC also made a statement:
“We have assembled batteries on-site at Plant Spartanburg since 2015, making BMW Group a pioneer of electromobility in the U.S.,” said Knudt Flor, president, and CEO, BMW Manufacturing, Co, LLC. “The BMW X5 and X3 are currently among the best-selling BMW models in the U.S., and we anticipate that their PHEV variants will also be well-received by BMW customers.”