BMW is working on electric vehicles for the present and future, where its new “Neue Klasse” platform plans to stand out in sustainable matters through a series of advantages, including technological and economic aspects, where the latter would equalize production costs compared to internal combustion models.
During the German brand’s annual shareholders’ conference, Oliver Zips, CEO of BMW, assured that its vehicles would save up to 30% in production costs by using “Neue Klasse”, in conjunction with cylinder-shaped cells to increase the power output of the batteries.
The manufacturer’s platform will be extremely important for the company’s goals of becoming zero carbon, as the plans contemplate using green energy, both internal and external, i.e., those who contribute from the outside (suppliers) will have to attest that it comes from renewable sources.
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Evaluating companies willing to collaborate with BMW will be key for the directive in order to meet the expectations of the project, be sustainable and save costs. From 2022 the search for investors or partners will begin, where their carbon emission levels and how they elaborate energy will be strictly evaluated.
All this is aligned so that the German manufacturer can meet the set goal of selling half of its vehicles sustainably (zero emissions) by 2030. Now, in general terms, in 2025 they aspire to market 2 million electrified models, while for this same year the arrival of 8 electric models is expected.
With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is a manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles that also offers premium mobility and financial services. The BMW Group’s production network comprises 31 production and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.
The company set the course for the future at an early stage and consistently makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction, from the supply chain through production to the end-use phase of all products.
Written by | Ronald Ortega