BMW to source battery cells produced using renewable energy

by SpeedLux
BMW wireless charging

German automaker BMW on Tuesday stated its electric cars will use battery cells produced by making use of renewable energy, a step which will convince the biggest suppliers to source more non-coal generated electricity.

“We now have a contractual agreement with our cell manufacturers that they will use only green power to produce our fifth-generation battery cells,” said BMW CEO Zipse stated during an interview published on the company’s website.

Last year, BMW ordered over 10 billion euros’ ($11.07 billion) worth of battery cells from Chinese battery cell maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and Samsung SDI.

CATL is building a battery cell production plant in Erfurt, Germany, and has stated it intends to produce 60 gigawatt hours (GWh) worth of cells annually from 2026 onwards.

BMW is planning to launch the electric BMW iX3 in 2020, and the BMW iNEXT and BMW i4 in 2021.

As production volumes of electric BMW cars boost, the use of green power will save around 10 million tonnes of CO2 over the next decade, BMW stated, adding that this is equal to the annual carbon dioxide emissions produced by a city of more than a million inhabitants.

You may also like

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


SpeedLux is a high-authority automotive blog providing the latest automotive news and reviews. SpeedLux covers everything related to cars, bikes, and motorcycles, from news and reviews, to troubleshooting guides, tips and tricks, and more. SpeedLux was born in 2009 and we have over 20,000 articles published on our blog. We thank all our readers, as well as our partners, without whom we could not have reached this level.


©2009 – 2024 SpeedLux – Daily Automotive News and Reviews. All Right Reserved.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More