The BMW Group’s Dingolfing plant in Germany will supply the batteries for the all-electric MINI to be built in late 2019 in Oxford, South England. The batteries for the vehicle will come from the new battery production facility in Dingolfing; the electric motors from the neighboring BMW Group plant in Landshut.
The BMW Group’s Dingolfing plant is preparing for the higher demand for electric drives in the future and is investing in extensive conversion and expansion work for this purpose. For the battery production of the all-electric MINI alone, a medium, double-digit million euro amount is being applied to structural measures and plants.
On an area of around 6,000 square meters, a production facility for battery modules and a battery assembly line will be built in the western part of the Dingolfing component plant 02.20. Currently, the first systems are being constructed and tested successively.
With the launch of new models and the growing demand for electrified vehicles, we will significantly expand the production of electric components in the coming months and years.—Roland Maurer, Head of Planning and Production E-Drives at the BMW Group
From 2020, the Dingolfing plant will also produce the fifth generation of electric drive systems for future electrified vehicles of the BMW Group, such as the BMW iX3, the BMW i4 and the BMW iNeXT. Extensive construction and preparation measures required for this purpose have already begun.
Due to its growing importance and its key role in the production network, the 02.20 component factory now bears the name “BMW Group competence center for electric drive production”.
Plant 02.20 is one of the oldest parts of the Dingolfing plant group. Since 2015, the Dingolfing plant has been producing batteries and electric motors for plug-in hybrid models of the BMW Group.
For many decades it was the seat of the worldwide spare parts supply of the BMW Group. Just a few years ago, parts sales moved gradually to new warehouses in Wallersdorf and Bruckberg.