BMW contemplates battery cell production
German carmaker BMW will invest about 200 million euros over the next four years in a “battery cell centre of excellence” aimed at “grasping the technological aspects of battery cell production,” Henning Peitsmeier writes in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “Battery cell research is an integral part of our development,” BMW research head Klaus Fröhlich told the newspaper. According to BMW, understanding how a battery cell is produced is valuable information, regardless of whether BMW decides to build batteries itself or not. However, the carmaker says it could still enter into mass production by 2021.
Read the article in German here.
See the CLEW factsheet on Early e-car starter BMW for background.