BMW Group to invest over 2 billion euros to build a battery assembly line at its Hungarian Plant
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BMW Group to invest over 2 billion euros to build a battery assembly line at its Hungarian Plant.

Batteries produced from this plant will be used in the BMW NEUE KLASSE EVs. With the new batteries, the range will improve by up to 30 percent, and the charging speed will be up to 30 percent faster.

The BMW Group is building a high-voltage battery assembly line at its site in Hungary. The battery assembly will be located on the site of the Debrecen vehicle plant, which started construction about six months ago. Batteries produced from this plant will be used in the NEUE KLASSE EVs.

In Debrecen, the next-generation round battery cells will be assembled into a battery housing – a metal frame, which is later integrated into the underbody of the car. The official start of production for the sixth generation high-voltage batteries will be in 2025 – in parallel with the start of vehicle production. All batteries for the vehicles from Plant Debrecen will be assembled on-site. The new production facility will extend over an area of about 140,000 m².

With the next generation of batteries for the NEUE KLASSE, the range will improve by up to 30 percent, and the charging speed will be up to 30 percent faster.

Milan Nedeljković, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Production, said: “In Debrecen, we are building the most advanced plant in the world. With our iFACTORY, we are setting new industry standards for vehicle production. Our investments underline our systematic approach to implementing e-mobility.”

Hans-Peter Kemser, President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing Hungary Kft, said: We are currently recruiting new colleagues locally and from all over Hungary, so we can build the future of BMW Group Plant Debrecen together. The plant, together with local partners in education, will launch a dual education programme in autumn 2023 at its in-house Training Centre.

The new announcements were also welcomed by the Hungarian government. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, said: “The BMW Group plant in Debrecen is a symbol of the successful Hungarian economic policy of the past twelve years. The plant combines environmental protection and competitiveness, and that is much more than we have originally planned.”

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