The 100,000th high-voltage power battery from the BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd powertrain plant has rolled off the production line, and will be used in the pure electric BMW iX3.
BMW Brilliance was established in May 2003 as a joint venture between BMW and Brilliance Auto. Its business covers BMW's production, sales and after-sales service in China.
In January 2017, the BMW Brilliance Power Battery Center opened, making the company the first luxury automaker in China to establish a power battery center. The center is also the first BMW battery center that has complete battery equipping capabilities outside Germany.
In September 2020, the second phase of the BMW Brilliance Power Cell Center opened, making it BMW's first global production site for the fifth-generation power cells, with the second phase more than doubling production capacity compared to the first.
Currently, the BMW Brilliance powertrain plant has three cell coating lines, two module lines and two assembly lines, which can meet the power cell supply for all new energy vehicles in the entire vehicle plant.
Thanks to the fifth generation of BMW eDrive electric drive technology, the SE16 power cell produced at the BMW Brilliance powertrain plant has a maximum output of 210 kW, according to the company.
It can be charged from 0 to 80 percent in 45 minutes via DC fast charging, achieving a pure electric range of 500 kilometers in the BMW iX3.
In the first half of this year, BMW sold 153,000 new energy vehicles, an increase of 148.5 percent year-over-year.
Of these, a total of 36,000 pure electric models were sold, an increase of 183.9 percent year-over-year, and 117,000 plug-in hybrid models were sold, an increase of 139.4 percent year-over-year.
BMW expects that pure electric vehicles will account for at least 50 percent of its global sales by 2030. In total, the company plans to put about 10 million pure electric vehicles on the road in the next decade or so.
BMW plans to install 360,000 charging piles in China by year-end