BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) saw its power battery center's Phase II start production, where the batteries for the purely electric BMW iX3 are now being produced. The expanded factory in North China's Shenyang will double BMW's power battery production capacity.
BMW Board Member for Production Milan Nedeljković emphasized China's importance as a "production and innovation location" for the BMW Group at the opening ceremony. "The expansions of the BBA plants in Tiexi and Dadong are well underway," said Nedeljković. "And we are preparing for future growth: with this new Battery Center, we more than double our local battery production capacity in China."
China is the BMW Group's largest single market and is setting the tempo for e-mobility around the world. With five electrified models currently available, the BMW Group offers Chinese customers the most comprehensive range of options in the premium segment. There is already a total of 75,000 electrified BMW models on China's roads today.