BMW says its future electric vehicles will have the same advantages as cars with internal combustion engines. According to BMW CEO Oliver Zipse, BMW’s electric vehicles can save up to 30 percent by using the cylinder cell format of the Neue Klasse platform.
Zipse says the Neue Klasse EV platform will use advanced battery chemistry and a new cell format that offers better power. Zipse also revealed that the latest generation of GEN6 drivetrains will have more power, new chemical cells, and new cell formats.
The German manufacturer will start production of the Neue Klasse platform in 2025 and will use it for mid-range electric vehicles. The electric vehicle platform will be built at BMW’s new factory located in Debrecen, Hungary.
The factory in Debrecen, Hungary will start construction on June 1, 2022. The first production at this new plant will start 2 years later.
BMW said it claimed the plant in Debrecen would operate without fossil fuels. The electricity used in this production facility is sourced from suppliers who use renewable energy.
BMW aims to shift 50 percent of its global vehicles to electric powertrains by 2030. BMW targets two million cumulative electric vehicle sales by 2025. By the end of this year, BMW plans to launch eight new electric vehicle models.